LIVE WEBCAST: NFSv4.1 – Plan for a Smooth Migration
NFSv4.1 is a mature and stable protocol with many advantages over NFSv3 in meeting the demands being placed on storage by exploding data growth. The requirements of high performance and secure access to that data make NFSv4.1 ideally suited to a wide range of data center and HPC uses. Join this live Webcast to learn the many new features of NFSv4.1 and hear how careful planning can result in a migration that does not require modification to applications, and that utilizes existing operational infrastructure in its deployment. Discover why users should be evaluating and using NFSv4.1 in 2012.
Dave Minturn, Storage Architect, Intel; J Metz, SNIA Board Member, R&D Engineer, Office of the CTO, Cisco
Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) has piqued the interest of many people in the storage world. Using a robust, efficient, and highly flexible transportation protocol for SSDs, Flash, and future Non-Volatile Memory storage devices, the NVM Express group is working on extending these advantages over a networked Fabric.
This live Webcast will explain not only what NVMe over Fabrics is, but also specifically pay attention to how it works. We’ll be exploring:
•Key terms and concepts
•Differences between NVMe-based fabrics and SCSI-based fabrics
•Practical examples of NVMe over Fabrics solutions
•Important future considerations
Come join us as we discuss the next iteration of NVMe.
J Metz, R&D Engineer for the Office of the CTO, Cisco; Alex McDonald, SNIA-Ethernet Storage Forum Vice Chair, NetApp
When we talk about “Storage” in the context of data centers, it can mean different things to different people. Someone who is developing applications will have a very different perspective than, say, someone who is responsible for managing that data on some form of media. Moreover, someone who is responsible for transporting data from one place to another has their own view that is related to, and yet different from, the previous two.
Add in virtualization and layers of abstraction, from file systems to storage protocols, and things can get very confusing very quickly. Pretty soon people don’t even know the right questions to ask!
How do applications and workloads get the information? What happens when you need more of it? Or faster access to it? Or move it far away? This webinar will take a step back and look at “storage” with a “big picture” approach, looking at the whole piece and attempt to fill in some of the blanks for you. We’ll be talking about:
- Applications and RAM
- Servers and Disks
- Networks and Storage Types
- Storage and Distances
- Tools of the Trade/Offs
The goal of the webinar is not to make specific recommendations, but equip the viewer with information that helps them ask the relevant questions, as well as get a keener insight to the consequences of storage choices.
Bob Plumrigdge, SNIA Europe Board Member; Alex McDonald, Chair, SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative
The European Commission (EC) has undertaken an effort to “harmonize” data protection regulations by proposing a new data protection framework that includes some noteworthy changes like defining a data breach to include data destruction, adding the right to be forgotten, adopting the U.S. practice of breach notifications, and many other new elements. The implications of this and other proposed legislation on how the cloud can be utilized for storing data are significant. Join this live Webcast to hear:
•EU “directives” vs. “regulation”
•General data protection regulation summary
•How personal data has been redefined
•Substantial financial penalties for non-compliance
•Impact on data protection in the cloud
•How to prepare now for impending changes
Thomas Rivera, SNIA-DPCO Co-Chair; Mark Carlson, SNIA Cloud Storage TW –Co-Chair; Alex McDonald, SNIA Cloud Storage–Co-Chair
There are various new ways to perform data protection using the Cloud and many advantages of using the Cloud this way. However, IT managers need to carefully study all the alternative approaches and the experiences of others (good and bad) to avoid the pitfalls, especially during the transition from strictly local resources to cloud resources. In this live Webcast we will discuss:
•Critical cloud data protection challenges
•How to use the cloud for data protection
•Pros and cons of various cloud data protection strategies
•Experiences of others (good and bad) to avoid common pitfalls
•Cloud standards in use – and why you need them
The short presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.
Ken Cantrell, Mngr, Performance Engineering, NetApp; Mark Rogov, Advisory Systems Engineer, EMC; J Metz, R&D Engineer, Cisco
The Webcast aims to bring anyone untrained in the file performance arts to a common base with the experts. Discover some commonalities and differences between basic Block and File terminology and learn:
· Basic File Components and the meaning of the data workloads
· Main characteristics of various workloads and their respective dependencies, assumptions and environmental components
· The complexity of the technology benchmark interpretations
Discover why file performance benchmarking truly is an art and reach enlightenment via the industry-grade common sense and presenter's guru-esc advice.
T. Rivera, Hitachi; M. Rector, DDN; A. Baig, Analyst Conn; D. Hill, Mesabi Grp; G. Senderov, NEC; M. Carlson, Toshiba
Demand for data analytics is driving explosive growth in "Big Data" repositories but like all data these need to be protected. With constant new regulations mandating longer data retention, the job of protecting these ever-growing data repositories is becoming even more daunting, but technologies such as object storage, software defined storage, and encryption are all advancing the capabilities of managing, protecting and securing business critical data. The panelists of this webcast will discuss the challenges, technologies, methodologies, and best practices to protect the massive scale "Big Data" repositories.
Ben Swartzlander, OpenStack Manila Project Technical Lead, NetApp; Alex McDonald, Vice Chair SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum
Manila is the OpenStack file share service that provides the management of file shares (for example, NFS and CIFS) as a core service to OpenStack. Intended to be an open standards, highly available and fault tolerant component of OpenStack, Manila also aims to provide API-compatibility with popular systems like Amazon EC2. In this session, we’ll give you a brief overview of Manila, talk about new features that are being delivered for OpenStack Liberty (due October 2015) and Mitaka beyond that.
This session will appeal to Data Center Managers, Development Managers, and those that are seeking a fundamental understanding of the future of virtualization and next generation software defined data centers both on-premise and in clouds. The session delves into the emergence of containers as the next generation of virtualization to run multiple applications without a hypervisor and as the light weight platform that will extend to software defined data centers (SDDC). Their rapid adoption by both startups and major IT vendors is a testament to their “Build and Configure once , run anywhere” portability between On-Premise DCs to Clouds.,
The session is targeted to bring a clear understanding of this key technology to developers as well as systems admins and cloud service providers
Justin Corlett, Business Development Manager, Cryptsoft
The imperative to encrypt data has driven the strong and sustained growth in the Enterprise Key Management market. Gaining accurate knowledge and clear insight into this market is a significant challenge both for vendors and end-users. Publically accessible information is littered with half-truths, misdirection and creative marketing content. Failing to distill reality from fantasy will undermine your ability to make the critical decisions you need stay competitive. This live session from SNIA's Data Storage Security Summit will provide you with the inside information about what was, what is and what will be in the next 18 months of Enterprise Key Management.
Based on forensic evidence collected from 70 partner organizations as well as the Verizon caseload, the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) presents a rare and comprehensive view into the world of corporate cybercrime. Now in its' eighth year of publication, this research has been used by thousands of organizations to evaluate and improve their security programs. This live broadcast from SNIA's Data Storage Security Summit will discuss the evolution of results over the years and delve into the people, methods and motives that drive attackers today to better inform your own security program.
Moderator: Tony Cox, Chair SNIA Storage Security Industry Forum, Chair OASIS
Representatives from a range of established KMIP Key Management vendors answer questions from the moderators and from the audience on various aspects of encryption, standardized key management via KMIP and some of the deployment issues and opportunities brought about through enterprise key management.
Join this live broadcast from SNIA's Data Storage Security Summit 2015. Panelists include:
Tim Hudson, CTO, Cryptsoft
Nathan Turajski, Senior Product Manager, HP Enterprise
Bob Lockhart, Chief Solutions Architect, Thales e-Security, Inc
Liz Townsend, Director of Business Development, Townsend Security
Imam Sheikh, Director of Product Management, Vormetric Inc - See more at: http://www.snia.org/dss-summit#agenda
Robert Thibadeau, Ph.D., Scientist and Entrepreneur, CMU, Bright Plaza
Self-Protecting, Self-Encrypting, Storage Devices (SP-SEDs) are already widely available and successful in the marketplace. This talk will focus on exciting new concepts that take existing standards, and existing Open Source code repositories to create opportunities for new wealth through security and privacy. Look to the clouds for guidance for what should be in the Personal Storage Device.
For nearly a decade, Backblaze has built one of the lowest-cost cloud storage systems. In this keynote, we will share the philosophies and technologies that made that possible. We'll cover the design of the storage hardware, the cloud storage file system software, and the operations processes that currently store over 150 petabytes and 5 petabytes every month. Whether you build your own storage systems, run storage in-house, or use cloud storage, we hope to provide you concrete takeaways.
- Understanding cloud storage costs
- Understanding how to build your own storage hardware
- Understanding cloud storage file system considerations
- Understanding storage operations processes
Donnie Berkholz leads the development, DevOps and IT ops team at 451 Research. In this talk, he will draw on his experience and research to discuss emerging trends in how software across the stack is created and deployed, with a particular focus on relevance to storage development and usage. Donnie will discuss the potential impacts of these trends to how storage software is built as well as what kinds of new use cases it needs to support.
How much of your data is actually hot? How much are you storing on your hottest tier? If you’re relying on traditional storage systems, the difference between those two responses could be major. Enterprises are investing in the fastest, most expensive options available for their storage without fully understanding the nature of each workload. For instance, many storage developers lack access to storage monitoring tools that base insights on hard evidence, but when you consider the breakdown of most enterprise workloads, the amount of wasted resources you may be working with can be surprising.
It’s imperative that some detailed research be conducted on the nature of enterprise workloads and the placement of hot, warm and cold data before a storage system is built. In this live session broadcast from SDC 2015, CTO of ClearSky Data Laz Vekiarides will share some of the questions every storage architect should ask, such as:
Is your most expensive data on your most expensive storage tier?
What sorts of latencies are your applications seeing?
What real-world benefits can be derived from virtualized tiering technology? Where does it fail?
Richard McDougall, Big Data and Storage Chief Scientist, VMware
Storage is being recast as a set of services implemented in software with industry standard servers, allowing a radical simplification of provisioning and management at a significantly lower cost. At the same time, there are significant changes in flash, memory and server hardware architecture that software can take advantage of.
Join this live streaming session from SDC 2015 as Richard McDougall surveys and contrasts the popular software architectural approaches and investigate the changing hardware architectures upon which these systems are built.
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information.