NVM Express was designed from the ground up for solid state drives to deliver high bandwidth and low latency through the PCIe interface with a new streamlined protocol, efficient performance, with industry standard software, drivers, and management. NVM Express is now THE standard for PCIe solid state drives, and it is now making its way into desktop, laptops, and mobile computing. In this webcast, you will learn how NVM Express is removing storage bottlenecks in client computing by driving the transition from the SATA interface and unleashing the full potential for flash storage.Read more >
DataON and Intel maximize the performance of Windows Server 2016 thanks to Intel’s NVMe SSD and DataON’s Hyper-Converged Cluster Appliance platform. NVMe SSD based storage offers 3X read and 1.5X write performance when compared to traditional SSDs, making it an innovative choice for those looking to push the bounds of their data centers. Intel’s latest enterprise NVMe SSD offering empowers high IO performance for EVGA’s IOP intensive enterprise applications demanding in-memory applications, such as virtualization using Hyper-V*, Microsoft Hekaton* for analytics, Microsoft SQL*, large Exchange* installations, and other I/O intensive applications.Read more >
In March 2012, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) deployed the Gordon supercomputer, which was specifically designed for data-intensive workloads. The most notable feature of Gordon was the inclusion of 300 TB of flash SSD storage. In this talk, we will briefly introduce the Gordon architecture and then describe how a variety of applications made use of the SSDs. We conclude with lessons learned from our experiences with Gordon and how they influenced the design of Comet, SDSC’s most recent HPC system.Read more >
One of the most important things you can do to improve the performance of your flash/SSDs with Aerospike is to properly prepare them. This Webinar will go through how to select, test, and prepare the drives so that you will get the best performance and lifetime out of them.Read more >
Adoption rates for solid state storage are low. Flash and Solid State Drive (SSD) technology might be ultra-fast but it lacks a comprehensive toolset for data management and optimization.
So join Ian Wood as he shows you how you can narrow the I/O performance gap, manage storage better and make the most of Flash, SSD and your storage infrastructure.
Is SSD the next best thing after sliced bread?
Discover how to deploy and design for the usage of SSD, to be able to make optimal usage of flash in your environment.
The SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative is partnering with SATA-IO and NVM Express to present a panel of experts from Objective Analysis, Micron, TE Connectivity, Intel, Calypso, and Coughlin Associates to give you the latest information on M.2, the new SSD card form factor. You will leave this webinar with an understanding of the M.2 market, M.2 cards and connection schemes, NVM Express, and M.2 performance; you’ll also be able to ask questions of the experts.Read more >
While the compute segments are embracing NVMe as the interface standard for Enterprise and Client PCIe-based storage, NVMe/PCIe is not generally thought of as a platform for mobile storage solutions; i.e., handsets. This talk will explore and discuss what features are needed, and in some cases already there, to make NVMe/PCIe a compelling storage solution for mobile handsets, and small, thin computing devices, in general. Who should attend: engineering and marketing people interested in learning about how NVMe/PCIe is suitable for mobile storage solutions.Read more >
Does Server Side Caching and Shared SSD Arrays need to be an either or proposition? No! The two technologies can compliment each other. Whether you are adding flash to your current storage system or buying a new flash optimized array, server side caching can help you extract more value from that investment.
In this webinar you will learn how to:
1. Extend the life of current storage!
2. Make New Storage Investments Even Faster!
3. Make Write Caching Safer!
This is the year of Fast, Big Data. Unprecedented volumes of structured and unstructured data are being generated at high velocity via sensors, RFID chips, and Web / social / mobile interactions. Today’s new generation of high value consumer-facing applications lies in real-time responses based on what users are doing now. Increasingly, the developers of these applications are turning to a combination of SSD storage and NoSQL databases to deliver highly relevant, high-value data and actionable insights in milliseconds. Aerospike CTO and co-founder, Brian Bulkowski, will examine this emerging generation of fast big data applications, the demands these apps place on databases and data storage, and recent architectural developments in NoSQL database and SSD storage technologies to address these demands.Read more >
Although most IT professionals first consider SSD's as a replacement for HDD's, more sophisticated users are finding that significant benefits can be gained by using SSD's to reduce system cost and power consumption, server needs, and even software licenses, resulting in tangible cost savings in the data center. This presentation will cover some real-life examples in which SSD's have provided these benefits in production environments.Read more >
VMware creates a storage performance challenge for almost any data center that has implemented virtualization. No matter the size of the environment, the fundamental issue is dealing with highly randomized storage I/O. The theoretical quick fix has been to embrace server-side caching, which sounds simple enough; buy the SSD, install caching software, reboot and watch your virtual environment fly. Server-side caching, however, introduces its own set of problems. Three of the biggest issues are how those solutions deal with VM migrations, how they respond to an SSD failure, and how administrators can avoid “cache sprawl”.
In this webinar George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Peter Smith Director of Product Management at Infinio will discuss server-side caching, its challenges, and how to overcome them.
Date: July 30, 2013
Time: 12:30pm eastern
Server side solid state storage is the storage performance equivalent to a surgical strike. It places storage performance right where the problem is, the server or host having to respond to workload or application demands. Over the last few years PCIe SSD has emerged as the performance solution but the state of server side SSD is changing. Drive form factor SSDs like IBM’s recently announced offering of SMART Storage Systems’ Optimus SSD are out to prove that drive form factor SSDs can provide a superior alternative to PCIe based solutions.
In this webinar Storage Switzerland will explore the state of server side SSD and IBM will detail its SMART Storage Systems’ Optimus SSD announcement.
All pre-registrants will get an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest report “Buying SSDs: What's More Important $ per GB Stored or $ per TB Written?”
Three Things You Need To Know About Your Environment Before Buying SSD in 30 Minutes
Solid State Disk (SSD) is quickly become the default choice for environments facing a storage performance problem. But there is a concern that the extra 15X dollar-per-GB investment SSDs require won’t deliver the IOPS per GB promises the SSD vendors are making. There are five things you need to know before purchasing SSD that will help make sure you get the maximum return on your SSD investment.
In this 30-minute webinar Storage Switzerland's Chief Steward, George Crump and SolarWinds' Brian Radovich for an informative discussion that will tell you the three key things you need to know about your environment before investing SSD. This webinar will save you money, time and maximize your investment.
At this fast paced, information filled Webinar you will learn
1. Make sure the application can take advantage of SSD
2. Understand Your Data Profile to Know What Type of SSD you Require (cache, tiering or static placement)
3. Understand Your Workloads to predict peak loads, making sure the right data is on SSD at the right time.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of the hottest topics in data center architecture today. In the simplest terms, HCI combines computing, storage, and networking components into a single physical instance. These devices, or HCI appliances, are significantly simpler and cheaper to deploy and make scaling of applications easier. This enables IT managers to maximize their data centers efficiency and meet the networking and storage demands of Microsoft’s Software-defined Data Center (SDDC). The greatest challenge with HCI for medium-sized enterprises, however, has often been finding a solution that is not too large (and expensive) for their needs.
Join speakers from DataON, Microsoft, Intel, Mellanox and EVGA to learn how to meet this challenge head-on by rapidly and cost-effectively deploying a Windows Server 2016 hyper-converged cluster platform with Non-Volatile Memory Express® (NVMe™) SSDs.
The webcast will explore the following topics:
• Basic concepts of HCI, including challenges in deploying HCI solutions
• How to choose the right partners to architect and deploy a hyper-converged cluster platform
• Technologies that form the nucleus of DataON’s Hyper-Converged Cluster Appliance (HCCA), including Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Intel E5 CPUs and NVMe 3D NAND SSDs, and Mellanox end-to-end RDMA-capable networking solutions.
• The benefits that EVGA (a leading hardware provider of high-end hardware components for PC gaming and video) realized by deploying the DataON-Intel-Microsoft hyper-converged cluster solution
DataON - Howard Lo, VP of Sales and Marketing
Microsoft - Claus Joergensen, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Windows Server HA and Storage Team
Intel - Vivek Sarathy, Solution Architect
Mellanox - Motti Beck, Senior Director of Business Development
EVGA - David Risser, Manager of Information Technology
G2M Inc. - Mike Heumann, Managing Partner