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  • 2017 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage 2017 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage Brad Booth, Microsoft, Brad Smith, Mellanox, Vittal Balasubramanian, Dell, Fred Zhang, Intel, John Kim, Mellanox Recorded: Dec 1 2016 60 mins
    When the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum (ESF) last looked at the Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage in 2015, we anticipated a world of rapid change. The list of advances in 2016 is nothing short of amazing:

    •New adapters, switches, and cables have been launched supporting 25, 50, and 100Gb Ethernet speeds including support from major server vendors and storage startups
    •Multiple vendors have added or updated support for RDMA over Ethernet
    •The growth of NVMe flash and release of the NVMe over Fabrics standard are driving demand for both faster speeds and lower latency in networking
    •The growth of cloud, virtualization, hyper-converged infrastructure, object storage, and containers are all increasing the popularity of Ethernet as a storage fabric

    The world of Ethernet in 2017 promises more of the same. Now we revisit the topic with a look ahead at what’s in store for Ethernet in 2017. With all the incredible advances and learning vectors, SNIA ESF is here to help you keep up. Here’s some of the things to keep track of in the upcoming year:
    •Learn what is driving the adoption of faster Ethernet speeds and new Ethernet storage models
    •Understand the different copper and optical cabling choices available at different speeds and distances
    •Debate how other connectivity options will compete against Ethernet for the new cloud and software-defined storage networks
    •And finally look ahead with us at what Ethernet is planning for new connectivity options and faster speeds such as 200 and 400 Gigabit Ethernet

    The momentum is strong with Ethernet, and we’re here to help you keep on top of the lightning-fast changes. Come join us to look at the future of Ethernet for storage and join the SNIA ESF webcast on December 1st register here.
  • A Whole New World: Machine-Generated Data and Massive Scale-Out NAS A Whole New World: Machine-Generated Data and Massive Scale-Out NAS Jeff Kato, Taneja Group, Jeff Cobb, Qumulo, Nick Rathke, SCI Recorded: Nov 30 2016 60 mins
    Computer users aren’t top data producers anymore. Machines are. Raw data from sensors, labs, forensics, and exploration are surging into data centers and overwhelming traditional storage. There is a solution: High performance, massively scale-out NAS with data-aware intelligence. Join us as Jeff Cobb, VP of Product Management at Qumulo and Taneja Group Senior Analyst Jeff Kato explain Qumulo’s data-aware scale-out NAS and its seismic shift in storing and processing machine data. We will review how customers are using Qumulo Core, and Nick Rathke of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute will join us to share how SCI uses Qumulo to cut raw image processing from months to days.

    Presenters:
    Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
    Jeff Cobb, VP of Product Management, Qumulo
    Nick Rathke, Assistant Director for IT, The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI)
  • Cloud Storage Decision Making – Exploring your options Cloud Storage Decision Making – Exploring your options Greg Schulz, Founder/Sr. Advisory Analyst, Server StorageIO Recorded: Nov 23 2016 45 mins
    You have been told, or determined that you need (or want) to use cloud storage, ok, now what? What type of cloud storage do you need or want, or do you simply want cloud storage? However, what are your options as well as application requirements including Performance, Availability, Capacity and Economics (PACE) along with access or interfaces? Where are your applications and where will they be located? What are your objectives for using cloud storage or is it simply you have heard or told its cheaper. Join us in this discussion exploring your options, considerations for cloud storage decision making.

    Topics include:
    - Data Infrastructures exist to support applications and their underlying resource needs
    - Various cloud storage options to meet different application PACE needs
    - Storage for primary, secondary, performance, availability, capacity, backup, archiving
    - Public, private and hybrid cloud storage options from block, file, object to application service
    - When, where, why and how to use cloud storage for different scenarios
  • On Prem, Off Prem, Cloud Unify your Backup Options On Prem, Off Prem, Cloud Unify your Backup Options Ian Richardson, Tectrade Recorded: Nov 22 2016 19 mins
    In this new Age of Data, data is growing at an exponential level and is being spread across on premise applications, cloud applications, SaaS applications and BYOD. Protecting this data, regardless of its location, has never been more important. With all of this increased flexibility, data protection can become challenging. See how you can protect your data with a single catalogue – regardless of its location – allowing you to focus on delivering the RTO & RPO being demanded by the business
  • Current State of Storage in the Container World Current State of Storage in the Container World Eric Forgette, Technical Director, Nimble Storage, Chad Hintz, SNIA-ESF Board, Cisco Recorded: Nov 17 2016 58 mins
    The first wave of adoption of container technology was focused on micro services and ephemeral workloads. The next wave of adoption won’t be possible without persistent, shared storage. This webcast will provide an overview of Docker containers and the inherent challenge of persistence when containerizing traditional enterprise applications. We will then examine the different storage solutions available for solving these challenges and provide the pros and cons of each.

    In this webcast we will cover
    •Overview of Containers
    ◦Quick history, where we are now
    ◦Virtual machines vs. Containers
    ◦How Docker containers work
    ◦Why containers are compelling for customers
    ◦Challenges
    ◦Storage
    •Storage Options for Containers
    ◦NAS vs. SAN
    ◦Persistent and non-persistent
    •Future Considerations
    ◦Opportunities for future work

    This webcast should appeal to those interested in understanding the basics of containers and how it relates to the storage used with containers.
  • Storage Management: Windows Server and Microsoft Azure Storage Management: Windows Server and Microsoft Azure Anil Desai, Independent IT Consultant / Writer Recorded: Nov 15 2016 63 mins
    Organizations have more options than ever when it comes to deciding how and where to store their data. In an ideal world, low-cost high-speed storage would be nearly infinite. Practicality, however, demands that IT groups determine how best to leverage their own storage (including local, NAS and SAN options), and how cloud storage can fit into the overall architecture.

    This presentation will start with recommendations for classifying storage requirements based on various needs, ranging from lower-cost, long-term data archival to highly-available, fault-tolerant, geo-replicated architectures, along with the vast sea of data that's located in between these requirements. The focus will be on the many different ways organizations can leverage existing and new features in the Windows Server platform and the many available storage-related services in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

    Also covered will be information about building a private cloud architecture in your own datacenter, using the Microsoft Azure Stack, System Center, and related OS and cloud options.

    Join us and save your seat today!
  • Data at the corner of SAP and AWS Data at the corner of SAP and AWS Frank Stienhans, CTO, Ocean9 Recorded: Nov 9 2016 48 mins
    Past infrastructures provided compute, storage and network enabling static enterprise deployments which changed every few years. This talk will analyze the consequences of a world where production SAP and Spark clusters including data can be provisioned in minutes with the push of a button.

    What does it mean for the IT architecture of an enterprise? How to stay in control in a super agile world?
  • The Magic and Mystery of In-Memory Apps The Magic and Mystery of In-Memory Apps Shaun Walsh, SNIA SSSI Member and Managing Partner G2M Communications; Marty Foltyn, SNIA Business Development, Moderator Recorded: Nov 8 2016 60 mins
    Businesses are extracting value from more data, more sources and at increasingly real-time rates. Spark and HANA are just the beginning. This webcast details existing and emerging solutions for in-memory computing solutions that address this market trend and the disruptions that happen when combining big-data (Petabytes) with in-memory/real-time requirements., It provides an overview and trade-offs of key solutions (Hadoop/Spark, Tachyon, Hana, NoSQL-in-memory, etc) and related infrastructure (DRAM, Nand, 3D-crosspoint, NV-DIMMs, high-speed networking) and discusses the disruption to infrastructure design and operations when "tiered-memory" replaces "tiered storage"
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Mauve Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Mauve Fred Knight, NetApp, John Kim, Mellanox, Chad Hintz, Cisco, Dror Goldenberg, Mellanox, J Metz, Cisco Recorded: Nov 1 2016 51 mins
    In this part of the series, “Everything You Wanted To Know about Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask,” we’re going to be focusing on the network aspect of storage systems.

    As with any technical field, it’s too easy to dive into the jargon of the pieces and expect people to know exactly what you mean. Unfortunately, some of the terms may have alternative meanings in other areas of technology. In this Webcast, we look at some of those terms specifically and discuss them as they relate to storage networking systems.

    In particular, you’ll find out what we mean when we talk about:

    •Channel versus Busses
    •Control Plane versus Data Plane
    •Fabric versus Network

    For people who are familiar with Data Center Technology, whether it be Compute, Programming, or even Storage itself, some of these concepts may seem intuitive and obvious… until you start talking to people who are really into this stuff. This series of Webcasts will help be your Secret Decoder Ring to unlock the mysteries of what is going on when you hear these conversations.
  • Clustered File Systems: No Limits Clustered File Systems: No Limits John Kim, SNIA-ESF Chair, James Coomer, DDN, Alex McDonald, SNIA-ESF Vice Chair Recorded: Oct 25 2016 64 mins
    Today's storage world would appear to have been divided into three major and mutually exclusive categories: block, file and object storage. Much of the marketing that shapes much of the user demand would appear to suggest that these are three quite distinct animals, and many systems are sold as exclusively either SAN for block, NAS for file or object. And object is often conflated with cloud, a consumption model that can in reality be block, file or object.

    But a fixed taxonomy that divides the storage world this way is very limiting, and can be confusing; for instance, when we talk about cloud. How should providers and users buy and consume their storage? Are there other classifications that might help in providing storage solutions to meet specific or more general application needs?

    This webcast will explore clustered storage solutions that not only provide multiple end users access to shared storage over a network, but allow the storage itself to be distributed and managed over multiple discrete storage systems. In this webcast, we’ll discuss:
    •General principles and specific clustered and distributed systems and the facilities they provide built on the underlying storage
    •Better known file systems like NFS, GPFS and Lustre along with a few of the less well known
    •How object based systems like S3 have blurred the lines between them and traditional file based solutions.

    This webcast should appeal to those interested in exploring some of the different ways of accessing & managing storage, and how that might affect how storage systems are provisioned and consumed. POSIX and other acronyms may be mentioned, but no rocket science beyond a general understanding of the principles of storage will be assumed. Contains no nuts and is suitable for vegans!