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SNIA Webcasts

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  • Applications Take Advantage of Persistent Memory
    Applications Take Advantage of Persistent Memory
    Raghu Kulkarni, SNIA PM & NVDIMM SIG member and Alex McDonald, SNIA SSSI Co-Chair Recorded: Jan 15 2019 60 mins
    Kick off the new year with a new SNIA Persistent Memory and NVDIMM Special Interest Group webcast on how applications can take advantage of Persistent Memory today with NVDIMM - the go-to Persistent Memory technology for boosting performance for next generation storage platforms. NVDIMM standards have paved the way to simple, plug-n-play solutions. If you're a developer or integrator who hasn't yet realized the benefits of NVDIMMs in your products, you will want to attend to learn about NVDIMM functionality, applications, and benefits. You'll come away with an understanding of how NVDIMMs fit into the persistent memory landscape.
  • Emerging Memory Poised to Explode
    Emerging Memory Poised to Explode
    Moderator: Alex McDonald, SNIA SSSI Co-Chair; Presenters: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates & Jim Handy, Objective Analysis Recorded: Dec 11 2018 58 mins
    Join SSSI members and respected analysts Tom Coughlin and Jim Handy for a look into their new Emerging Memory and Storage Technologies Report. Tom and Jim will examine emerging memory technologies and their interaction with standard memories, how a new memory layer improves computer performance, and the technical advantages and economies of scale that contribute to the enthusiasm for emerging memories. They will provide an outlook on market projections and enabling and driving applications. The webcast is the perfect preparation for the 2019 SNIA Persistent Memory Summit January 24, 2019.
  • Take the Leap to SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative Specification 1.8
    Take the Leap to SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative Specification 1.8
    Mike Walker, former Chair SNIA SMI TWG and former IBM Engineer, Don Deel, SNIA SMI Board Chair, SMI TWG Chair, NetApp Recorded: Dec 5 2018 36 mins
    If you’re a storage equipment vendor, management software vendor or end-user of the ISO approved SNIA Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), you won’t want to miss this presentation. Enterprise storage industry expert Mike Walker will provide an overview of new indications, methods, properties and profiles of SMI-S 1.7 and the newly introduced version, SMI-S 1.8. If you haven’t yet made the jump to SMI-S 1.7, Walker will explain why it’s important to go directly to SMI-S 1.8.
  • Introduction to SNIA Swordfish™ ─ Scalable Storage Management
    Introduction to SNIA Swordfish™ ─ Scalable Storage Management
    Daniel Sazbon, SNIA Europe Chair, IBM; Alex McDonald, SNIA Europe Vice Chair, NetApp Recorded: Dec 4 2018 39 mins
    The SNIA Swordfish™ specification helps to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and servers in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments, making it easier for IT administrators to integrate scalable solutions into their data centers. Swordfish builds on the Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF’s) Redfish® specification using the same easy-to-use RESTful methods and lightweight JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) formatting. Join this session to receive an overview of Swordfish including the new functionality added in version 1.0.6 released in March, 2018.
  • Networking Requirements for Ethernet Scale-Out Storage
    Networking Requirements for Ethernet Scale-Out Storage
    John Kim, Mellanox; Saqib Jang, Chelsio; Fred Zhang, Intel Recorded: Nov 14 2018 44 mins
    Scale-out storage is increasingly popular for cloud, high-performance computing, machine learning, and certain enterprise applications. It offers the ability to grow both capacity and performance at the same time and to distribute I/O workloads across multiple machines.

    But unlike traditional local or scale-up storage, scale-out storage imposes different and more intense workloads on the network. Clients often access multiple storage servers simultaneously; data typically replicates or migrates from one storage node to another; and metadata or management servers must stay in sync with each other as well as communicating with clients. Due to these demands, traditional network architectures and speeds may not work well for scale-out storage, especially when it’s based on flash. Join this webinar to learn:

    •Scale-out storage solutions and what workloads they can address
    •How your network may need to evolve to support scale-out storage
    •Network considerations to ensure performance for demanding workloads
    •Key considerations for all flash

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog: http://bit.ly/scale-out-q-a
  • Create a Smarter and More Economic Cloud Storage Architecture
    Create a Smarter and More Economic Cloud Storage Architecture
    Michelle Tidwell, IBM; Eric Lakin, University of Michigan; Mike Jochimsen, Kaminario; Alex McDonald, NetApp Recorded: Nov 7 2018 55 mins
    Building a cloud storage architecture requires both storage vendors, cloud service providers and large enterprises to consider new technical and economic paradigms in order to enable a flexible and cost efficient architecture.

    Economic:
    Cloud infrastructure is often procured by service providers and large enterprises in the traditional way – prepay for expected future storage needs and over provision for unexpected changes in demand. This requires large capital expenditures with slow cost recovery based on fluctuating customer adoption. Giving these cloud service providers flexibility in the procurement model for their storage allows them to more closely align the expenditure on infrastructure resources with the cost recovery from customers, optimizing the use of both CapEx and OpEx budgets.

    Technical:
    Clouds inherently require often unpredictable scalability – both up and down. Building a storage architecture with the ability to rapidly allocate resources for a specific customer need and reallocate resources based on changing customer requirements allows the cloud service provider to optimize storage capacity and performance pools in their data center without compromising the responsiveness to the change in needs. Such architecture should also align to the datacenter level orchestration system to allow for even higher level of resource optimization and flexibility.

    In this webcast, you will learn:
    •How modern storage technology allows you to build this infrastructure
    •The role of software defined storage
    •Accounting principles
    •How to model cloud costs of new applications and or re-engineering existing applications
    •Performance considerations
  • Extending RDMA for Persistent Memory over Fabrics
    Extending RDMA for Persistent Memory over Fabrics
    Tony Hurson, Intel; Rob Davis, Mellanox; John Kim, Mellanox Recorded: Oct 25 2018 60 mins
    For datacenter applications requiring low-latency access to persistent storage, byte-addressable persistent memory (PM) technologies like 3D XPoint and MRAM are attractive solutions. Network-based access to PM, labeled here PM over Fabrics (PMoF), is driven by data scalability and/or availability requirements. Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) network protocols are a good match for PMoF, allowing direct RDMA Write of data to remote PM. However, the completion of an RDMA Write at the sending node offers no guarantee that data has reached persistence at the target. This webcast will outline extensions to RDMA protocols that confirm such persistence and additionally can order successive writes to different memories within the target system.

    The primary target audience is developers of low-latency and/or high-availability datacenter storage applications. The presentation will also be of broader interest to datacenter developers, administrators and users.

    After you watch, check-out our Q&A blog from the webcast: http://bit.ly/2DFE7SL
  • Flash Storage with 24G SAS Leads the Way in Crunching Big Data
    Flash Storage with 24G SAS Leads the Way in Crunching Big Data
    Greg McSorley, Amphenol; Rick Kutcipal, Broadcom; Kevin Marks, Dell; Jeremiah Tussey, Microsemi Recorded: Oct 24 2018 49 mins
    The recent data explosion is a huge challenge for storage and IT system designers. How do you crunch all that data at a reasonable cost? Fortunately, your familiar SAS comes to the rescue with its new 24G speed. Its flexible connection scheme already allows designers to scale huge external storage systems with low latency. Now the new high operating speed offers the throughput you need to bring big data to its knobby knees! Our panel of storage experts will present practical solutions to today’s petabyte problems and beyond.
  • The 100-Year Archive Survey Results 2007-2017
    The 100-Year Archive Survey Results 2007-2017
    Sam Fineberg, Thomas Rivera, Bob Rogers Recorded: Oct 10 2018 60 mins
    The Long Term Retention Technical Working Group and the Data Protection Committee will review the results of the 2017 100-year archive survey. In addition to the survey results, the presentation will cover the following topics:
    · How the use of storage for archiving has evolved in ten years
    · What type of information is now being retained and for how long
    · Changes in corporate practices
    · Impact of technology changes such as Cloud
  • Centralized vs. Distributed Storage
    Centralized vs. Distributed Storage
    John Kim, Mellanox; Alex McDonald, NetApp; J Metz, Cisco Recorded: Sep 11 2018 63 mins
    In the history of enterprise storage there has been a trend to move from local storage to centralized, networked storage. Customers found that networked storage provided higher utilization, centralized and hence cheaper management, easier failover, and simplified data protection, which has driven the move to FC-SAN, iSCSI, NAS and object storage.

    Recently, distributed storage has become more popular where storage lives in multiple locations but can still be shared. Advantages of distributed storage include the ability to scale-up performance and capacity simultaneously and--in the hyperconverged use case--to use each node (server) for both compute and storage. Attend this webcast to learn about:
    •Pros and cons of centralized vs. distributed storage
    •Typical use cases for centralized and distributed storage
    •How distributed works for SAN, NAS, parallel file systems, and object storage
    •How hyperconverged has introduced a new way of consuming storage

    After the webcast, please check out our Q&A blog http://bit.ly/2xSajxJ

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