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Information Risk Management

With data breaches making headlines and with new and growing threats coming from disgruntled insiders, viruses/worms, corporate espionage, cyber-terrorism, and information warfare, there is a heightened concern over information assurance. Today, largely invisible enemies launch daily attacks on nearly every major corporation and government agency, and rapidly adapt their tactics to address countermeasures. As the threat model evolves, traditional "perimeter" security measures are no longer adequate to protect sensitive information. It's time for enterprises to consider a number of time-tested techniques and principles to prepare for such electronic warfare. This webinar will present the newest techniques that help address evolving computer security threats.
Recorded Apr 14 2009 49 mins
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  • Kubernetes in the Cloud (Part 2) Recorded: Jul 17 2019 60 mins
    Michelle Tidwell, Program Director, IBM; Tom Clark, Distinguished Engineer, IBM; Matt Levan, Storage Solutions Architect, IBM
    As enterprises move to a hybrid multi-cloud world, they are faced with many challenges. Decisions surrounding what technologies to use is one, but they are also seeing a transformation in traditional IT roles. The storage admins are asked to be more cloud savvy while new roles of cloud admins are emerging to handle the complexities of deploying simple and efficient clouds. Meanwhile, both these roles are asked to ensure a self-service environment is architected so that application developers can get resources needed to develop cutting edge apps not in weeks, days or hours, but in minutes.

    In part one of this three part series, we covered the high level aspects of Kubernetes. This presentation will discuss key capabilities IT vendors are creating based on open source technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes to build self-service infrastructure to support hybrid multi-cloud deployments.We’ll cover:

    •Persistent storage and how to specify it
    •Ensuring application portability between Private and Public Clouds
    •Building a self-service infrastructure (Helm, Operators)
    •Selecting Block, File, Object (Traditional Storage, SDS)
  • How to Be a Part of the Real-World Workload Revolution Recorded: Jul 9 2019 65 mins
    Eden KIm, CEO, Calypso Systems; Jim Fister, SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative
    Real-world digital workloads often behave very differently from what might be expected. The equipment used in a computing system may function differently than anticipated. Unknown quirks in complicated software and operations running alongside the workload may be doing more or less than the user initially supposed. To truly understand what is happening, the right approach is to test and monitor the systems’ behaviors as real code is executed. By using measured data designers, vendors and service personnel can pinpoint the actual limits and bottlenecks that a particular workload is experiencing. Join the SNIA Solid State Storage Special Interest Group to learn how to be a part of the real-world workload revolution
  • Introduction to SNIA Swordfish™ Features and Profiles Recorded: Jun 27 2019 55 mins
    Richelle Ahlvers, Broadcom
    Swordfish School: Introduction to SNIA Swordfish™ Features and Profiles
    Ready to ride the wave to what’s next in storage management? As a part of an ongoing series of educational materials to help speed your SNIA Swordfish™ implementation in this Swordfish School webcast, Storage standards expert Richelle Ahlvers (Broadcom Inc.) will provide an introduction to the Features and Profiles concepts, describe how they work together, and talk about how to use both Features and Profiles when implementing Swordfish.
    Features are used by implementations to advertise to clients what functionality they are able to support. Profiles are detailed descriptions that describe down to the individual property level what functionality is required for implementations to advertise Features. The Profiles are used for in-depth analysis during development, making it easy for clients to determine which Features to require for different configurations. They are also used to determine certification / conformance requirements.

    About SNIA Swordfish™
    Designed with IT administrators and DevOps engineers in mind to provide simplified and scalable storage management for data center environments, SNIA Swordfish™ is a standard that defines the management of data storage and services as an extension to the Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF) Redfish application programming interface specification. Unlike proprietary interfaces, Swordfish is open and easy-to-adopt with broad industry support.
    Your one stop shop for everything SNIA Swordfish is https://www.snia.org/swordfish.
  • Introduction to Incast, Head of Line Blocking, and Congestion Management Recorded: Jun 18 2019 61 mins
    Sathish Gnanasekaran, Broadcom; John Kim, Mellanox; J Metz, Cisco; Tim Lustig, Mellanox
    For a long time, the architecture and best practices of storage networks have been relatively well-understood. Recently, however, advanced capabilities have been added to storage that could have broader impacts on networks than we think.

    The three main storage network transports - Fibre Channel, Ethernet, and InfiniBand – all have mechanisms to handle increased traffic, but they are not all affected or implemented the same way. For instance, placing a protocol such as NVMe over Fabrics can mean very different things when looking at one networking method in comparison to another.

    Unfortunately, many network administrators may not understand how different storage solutions place burdens upon their networks. As more storage traffic traverses the network, customers face the risk of congestion leading to higher-than-expected latencies and lower-than expected throughput. Watch this webinar to learn:

    •Typical storage traffic patterns
    •What is Incast, what is head of line blocking, what is congestion, what is a slow drain, and when do these become problems on a network?
    •How Ethernet, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand handle these effects
    •The proper role of buffers in handling storage network traffic
    •Potential new ways to handle increasing storage traffic loads on the network

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog http://bit.ly/323kyNj
  • New Landscape of Network Speeds Recorded: May 21 2019 66 mins
    David Chalupsky, Intel; Craig Carlson, Marvell; Peter Onufryck, Microchip; John Kim, Mellanox
    In the short period from 2014-2018, Ethernet equipment vendors have announced big increases in line speeds, shipping 25, 50, and 100 Gigabits-per -second (Gb/s) speeds and announcing 200/400 Gb/s. At the same time Fibre Channel vendors have launched 32GFC, 64GFC and 128GFC technology while InfiniBand has reached 200Gb/s (called HDR) speeds.

    But who exactly is asking for these faster new networking speeds, and how will they use them? Are there servers, storage, and applications that can make good use of them? How are these new speeds achieved? Are new types of signaling, cables and transceivers required? How will changes in PCIe standards keep up? And do the faster speeds come with different distance limitations?

    Watch this SNIA Networking Storage Forum (NSF) webcast to learn how these new speeds are achieved, where they are likely to be deployed for storage, and what infrastructure changes are needed to support them.

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at http://bit.ly/2ZPleUr
  • Everything You Wanted to Know...But Were Too Proud to Ask - The Memory Pod Recorded: May 16 2019 62 mins
    Alan Bumgarner, Intel; Alex McDonald, NetApp; John Kim, Mellanox
    Traditionally, much of the IT infrastructure that we’ve built over the years can be divided fairly simply into storage (the place we save our persistent data), network (how we get access to the storage and get at our data) and compute (memory and CPU that crunches on the data). In fact, so successful has this model been that a trip to any cloud services provider allows you to order (and be billed for) exactly these three components.

    We build effective systems in a cost-optimal way by using appropriate quantities of expensive and fast memory (DRAM for instance) to cache our cheaper and slower storage. But currently fast memory has no persistence at all; it’s only storage that provides the application the guarantee that storing, modifying or deleting data does exactly that.

    Memory and storage differ in other ways. For example, we load from memory to registers on the CPU, perform operations there, and then store the results back to memory by using byte addresses. This load/store technology is different from storage, where we tend to move data back and fore between memory and storage in large blocks, by using an API (application programming interface).

    New memory technologies are challenging these assumptions. They look like storage in that they’re persistent, if a lot faster than traditional disks or even Flash based SSDs, but we address them in bytes, as we do memory like DRAM, if more slowly. Persistent memory (PM) lies between storage and memory in latency, bandwidth and cost, while providing memory semantics and storage persistence. In this webcast, SNIA experts will discuss:

    •Traditional uses of storage and memory as a cache
    •How can we build and use systems based on PM?
    •What would a system with storage, persistent memory and DRAM look like?
    •Do we need a new programming model to take advantage of PM?
    •How we might take better advantage of this new technology

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at http://bit.ly/32F2l98.
  • Kubernetes in the Cloud Recorded: May 2 2019 61 mins
    Matt Baldwin, NetApp and Former Founder StackPoint Cloud; Ingo Fuchs, NetApp; Mike Jochimsen, Kaminario
    Kubernetes (k8s) is an open-source system for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes promises simplified management of cloud workloads at scale, whether on-premises, hybrid, or in a public cloud infrastructure, allowing effortless movement of workloads from cloud to cloud. By some reckonings, it is being deployed at a rate several times faster than virtualization.

    In this presentation, we’ll introduce Kubernetes and present use cases that make clear where and why you would want to use it in your IT environment. We’ll also focus on the enterprise requirements of orchestration and containerization, and specifically on the storage aspects and best practices.

    •What is Kubernetes? Why would you want to use it?
    •How does Kubernetes help in a multi-cloud/private cloud environment?
    •How does Kubernetes orchestrate & manage storage? Can Kubernetes use Docker?
    •How do we provide persistence and data protection?
    •Example use cases
  • ESG Research: The Hybrid Cloud Tipping Point Recorded: Apr 23 2019 61 mins
    Scott Sinclair, ESG; Michelle Tidwell, IBM, Mike Jochimsen, Kaminario; Eric Lakin, Univ. of Michigan; Alex McDonald, NetApp
    Has hybrid cloud reached a tipping point? According to research from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), IT organizations today are struggling to strike the right balance between public cloud and their on-premises infrastructure. In this SNIA webcast, ESG senior analyst, Scott Sinclair, will share research on current cloud trends, covering:

    •Key drivers behind IT complexity
    •IT spending priorities
    •Multi-cloud & hybrid cloud adoption drivers
    •When businesses are moving workloads from the cloud back on-premises
    •Top security and cost challenges
    •Future cloud projections

    The research will be followed by a panel discussion with Scott Sinclair and SNIA cloud experts Alex McDonald, Michelle Tidwell, Mike Jochimsen and Eric Lakin.
  • Transactional Models and their Storage Requirements Recorded: Apr 9 2019 58 mins
    Alex McDonald, Vice-Chair SNIA Europe, and Office of the CTO, NetApp; Paul Talbut, SNIA Europe General Manager
    We’re all accustomed to transferring money from one bank account to another; a credit to the payer becomes a debit to the payee. But that model uses a specific set of sophisticated techniques to accomplish what appears to be a simple transaction. We’re also aware of how today we can order goods online, or reserve an airline seat over the Internet. Or even simpler, we can update a photograph on Facebook. Can these applications use the same models, or are new techniques required?

    One of the more important concepts in storage is the notion of transactions, which are used in databases, financials, and other mission critical workloads. However, in the age of cloud and distributed systems, we need to update our thinking about what constitutes a transaction. We need to understand how new theories and techniques allow us to undertake transactional work in the face of unreliable and physically dispersed systems. It’s a topic full of interesting concepts (and lots of acronyms!). In this webcast, we’ll provide a brief tour of traditional transactional systems and their use of storage, we’ll explain new application techniques and transaction models, and we’ll discuss what storage systems need to look like to support these new advances.

    And yes, we’ll explain all the acronyms and nomenclature too.

    You will learn:

    • A brief history of transactional systems from banking to Facebook
    • How the Internet and distributed systems have changed and how we view transactions
    • An explanation of the terminology, from ACID to CAP and beyond
    • How applications, networks & particularly storage have changed to meet these demands
  • Trends in Worldwide Media and Entertainment Storage Recorded: Mar 27 2019 56 mins
    Alex McDonald, SNIA SSSI Co-Chair (Moderator), Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates, Motti Beck, Mellanox Technologies
    Join SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) Education Chair and leading analyst Tom Coughlin and SSSI member Motti Beck of Mellanox Technologies for a journey into the requirements and trends in worldwide data storage for entertainment content acquisition, editing, archiving, and digital preservation. This webcast will cover capacity and performance trends and media projections for direct attached storage, cloud, and near-line network storage. It will also include results from a long-running digital storage survey of media and entertainment professionals. Learn what is needed for digital cinema, broadcast, cable, and internet applications and more.
  • The Scale-Out File System Architecture Overview Recorded: Feb 28 2019 69 mins
    Zhiqi Tao, Intel; John Kim, Mellanox
    This webcast will present an overview of scale-out file system architectures. To meet the increasingly higher demand on both capacity and performance in large cluster computing environments, the storage subsystem has evolved toward a modular and scalable design. The scale-out file system is one implementation of the trend, in addition to scale-out object and block storage solutions. This presentation will provide an introduction to scale-out-file systems and cover:

    •General principles when architecting a scale-out file system storage solution
    •Hardware and software design considerations for different workloads
    •Storage challenges when serving a large number of compute nodes, e.g. name space consistency, distributed locking, data replication, etc.
    •Use cases for scale-out file systems
    •Common benchmark and performance analysis approaches

    After you watch the webcast, check-out the Q&A blog at http://bit.ly/2EWqXQO
  • SNIA Swordfish™ Swims in Open Waters Recorded: Feb 27 2019 47 mins
    Don Deel, NetApp, SNIA; Moderated by Richelle Ahlvers, Broadcom, SNIA
    Tools for speeding your implementation of the next-generation storage management standard

    The SNIA Swordfish™ specification for the management of storage systems and data services is an extension of the DMTF Redfish® specification. Together, these specifications provide a unified approach for the management of servers and storage in converged, hyper-converged, hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments.

    To help speed your Swordfish development efforts, SNIA has produced open source storage management tools available now on GitHub for your use. Join this session for an overview of these open source tools, which include a Swordfish API Emulator, a Swordfish Basic Web Client, an example Swordfish plugin for the Microsoft Power BI business analytics service, and an example Swordfish plugin for the Datadog monitoring service.
  • What’s New in Container Storage Recorded: Feb 26 2019 38 mins
    Keith Hudgins, Docker; Alex McDonald, NetApp
    Containers are a big trend in application deployment. The landscape of containers is moving fast and constantly changing, with new standards emerging every few months. Learn what’s new, what to pay attention to, and how to make sense of the ever-shifting container landscape.

    This live webcast will cover:
    •Container storage types and Container Frameworks
    •An overview of the various storage APIs for the container landscape
    •How to identify the most important projects to follow in the container world
    •The Container Storage Interface spec and Kubernetes 1.13
    •How to get involved in the container community

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at http://bit.ly/2GPkFET
  • Why Composable Infrastructure? Recorded: Feb 13 2019 60 mins
    Philip Kufeldt, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz; Mike Jochimsen, Kaminario; Alex McDonald, NetApp
    Cloud data centers are by definition very dynamic. The need for infrastructure availability in the right place at the right time for the right use case is not as predictable, nor as static, as it has been in traditional data centers. These cloud data centers need to rapidly construct virtual pools of compute, network and storage based on the needs of particular customers or applications, then have those resources dynamically and automatically flex as needs change. To accomplish this, many in the industry espouse composable infrastructure capabilities, which rely on heterogeneous resources with specific capabilities which can be discovered, managed, and automatically provisioned and re-provisioned through data center orchestration tools. The primary benefit of composable infrastructure results in a smaller grained sets of resources that are independently scalable and can be brought together as required. In this webcast, SNIA experts will discuss:

    •What prompted the development of composable infrastructure?
    •What are the solutions?
    •What is composable infrastructure?
    •Enabling technologies (not just what’s here, but what’s needed…)
    •Status of composable infrastructure standards/products
    •What’s on the horizon – 2 years? 5 Years
    •What it all means

    After you watch the webcast, check-out the Q&A blog bit.ly/2EOcAy8
  • Networking Requirements for Hyperconvergence Recorded: Feb 5 2019 61 mins
    Christine McMonigal, Intel; J Metz, Cisco; Alex McDonald, NetApp
    “Why can’t I add a 33rd node?”

    One of the great advantages of Hyperconvergence infrastructures (also known as “HCI”) is that, relatively speaking, they are extremely easy to set up and manage. In many ways, they’re the “Happy Meals” of infrastructure, because you have compute and storage in the same box. All you need to do is add networking.

    In practice, though, many consumers of HCI have found that the “add networking” part isn’t quite as much of a no-brainer as they thought it would be. Because HCI hides a great deal of the “back end” communication, it’s possible to severely underestimate the requirements necessary to run a seamless environment. At some point, “just add more nodes” becomes a more difficult proposition.

    In this webinar, we’re going to take a look behind the scenes, peek behind the GUI, so to speak. We’ll be talking about what goes on back there, and shine the light behind the bezels to see:

    •The impact of metadata on the network
    •What happens as we add additional nodes
    •How to right-size the network for growth
    •Tricks of the trade from the networking perspective to make your HCI work better
    •And more…

    Now, not all HCI environments are created equal, so we’ll say in advance that your mileage will necessarily vary. However, understanding some basic concepts of how storage networking impacts HCI performance may be particularly useful when planning your HCI environment, or contemplating whether or not it is appropriate for your situation in the first place.

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at http://bit.ly/2Va4wwH
  • File vs. Block vs. Object Storage Recorded: Feb 5 2019 66 mins
    Alex McDonald, Vice-Chair SNIA Europe and NetApp
    When it comes to storage, a byte is a byte is a byte, isn’t it? One of the enduring truths about simplicity is that scale makes everything hard, and with that comes complexity. And when we’re not processing the data, how do we store it and access it?

    In this webcast, we will compare three types of data access: file, block and object storage, and the access methods that support them. Each has its own set of use cases, and advantages and disadvantages. Each provides simple to sophisticated management of the data, and each makes different demands on storage devices and programming technologies.

    Perhaps you’re comfortable with block and file, but are interested in investigating the more recent class of object storage and access. Perhaps you’re happy with your understanding of objects, but would really like to understand files a bit better, and what advantages or disadvantages they have compared to each other. Or perhaps you want to understand how file, block and object are implemented on the underlying storage systems – and how one can be made to look like the other, depending on how the storage is accessed. Join us as we discuss and debate:

    Storage devices
    •How different types of storage drive different management & access solutions

    Block
    •Where everything is in fixed-size chunks
    •SCSI and SCSI-based protocols, and how FC and iSCSI fit in

    Files
    •When everything is a stream of bytes
    •NFS and SMB

    Objects
    •When everything is a blob
    •HTTP, key value and RESTful interfaces

    Altogether
    •When files, blocks and objects collide
  • What NVMe™/TCP Means for Networked Storage Recorded: Jan 22 2019 63 mins
    Sagi Grimberg, Lightbits; J Metz, Cisco; Tom Reu, Chelsio
    In the storage world, NVMe™ is arguably the hottest thing going right now. Go to any storage conference – either vendor- or vendor-neutral, and you’ll see NVMe as the latest and greatest innovation. It stands to reason, then, that when you want to run NVMe over a network, you need to understand NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF).

    TCP – the long-standing mainstay of networking – is the newest transport technology to be approved by the NVM Express organization. This can mean really good things for storage and storage networking – but what are the tradeoffs?

    In this webinar, the lead author of the NVMe/TCP specification, Sagi Grimberg, and J Metz, member of the SNIA and NVMe Boards of Directors, will discuss:
    •What is NVMe/TCP
    •How NVMe/TCP works
    •What are the trade-offs?
    •What should network administrators know?
    •What kind of expectations are realistic?
    •What technologies can make NVMe/TCP work better?
    •And more…

    After the webcast, check out the Q&A blog http://sniaesfblog.org/author-of-nvme-tcp-spec-answers-your-questions/
  • Virtualization and Storage Networking Best Practices Recorded: Jan 17 2019 65 mins
    Cody Hosterman, Pure Storage; Jason Massae, VMware; J Metz, Cisco
    With all the different storage arrays and connectivity protocols available today, knowing the best practices can help improve operational efficiency and ensure resilient operations. VMware’s storage global service has reported many of the common service calls they receive. In this webcast, we will share those insights and lessons learned by discussing:
    - Common mistakes when setting up storage arrays
    - Why iSCSI is the number one storage configuration problem
    - Configuring adapters for iSCSI or iSER
    - How to verify your PSP matches your array requirements
    - NFS best practices
    - How to maximize the value of your array and virtualization
    - Troubleshooting recommendations

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at http://bit.ly/2WjmFJW
  • Applications Take Advantage of Persistent Memory Recorded: Jan 15 2019 60 mins
    Raghu Kulkarni, SNIA PM & NVDIMM SIG member and Alex McDonald, SNIA SSSI Co-Chair
    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 Recorded: Dec 11 2018 58 mins
    Moderator: Alex McDonald, SNIA SSSI Co-Chair; Presenters: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates & Jim Handy, Objective Analysis
    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.
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