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
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.
RecordedAug 28 201256 mins
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Cloud storage has transformed the storage industry, however interoperability challenges that were overlooked during the initial stages of growth are now emerging as front and center issues. Join this Webcast to learn the major challenges that businesses leveraging services from multiple cloud providers or moving from one cloud provider to another face.
The SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface standard (CDMI) addresses these challenges by offering data interoperability between clouds. SNIA and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have partnered to create a SNIA CDMI Conformance Test Program to help cloud storage providers achieve CDMI conformance.
As interoperability becomes critical, end user companies should include the CDMI standard in their RFPs and demand conformance to CDMI from vendors.
Join us on July 19th to learn:
•Critical challenges that the cloud storage industry is facing
•Issues in a multi-cloud provider environment
•Addressing cloud storage interoperability challenges
•How the CDMI standard works
•Benefits of CDMI conformance testing
•Benefits for end user companies
There are many permutations of technologies, interconnects and application level approaches in play with solid state storage today. It is becoming increasingly difficult to reason clearly about which problems are best solved by various permutations of these. In this webcast Doug Voigt, chair of the SNIA NVM Programming model will outline key architectural principals that may allow us to think about the application of networked solid state technologies more systematically.
Fred Knight, Standards Technologist, NetApp, Andy Banta, Storage Janitor, SolidFire/NetApp, David Fair, Chair, SNIA-ESF
iSCSI is an Internet Protocol standard for transferring SCSI commands across an Ethernet network, enabling hosts to link to storage devices wherever they may be. In this Webcast, we will discuss the evolution of iSCSI including iSER, which is iSCSI technology that takes advantage of various RDMA fabric technologies to enhance performance. Register now to hear:
•A brief history of iSCSI
•How iSCSI works
•IETF refinements to the specification
•Enhancing iSCSI performance with iSER
The Webcast will be live, so please bring your questions for our experts.
Jeff Chang, AgigA Tech; Arthur Sainio, SMART Modular; Doug Voigt, HP-E; Mat Young, Netlist
The IT industry has made tremendous progress innovating up and down the computing stack to enable and take advantage of non-volatile memory (NVM). But questions still remain on where NVM plays in the memory stack, how it will evolve in the CPU architecture, and where operating systems will need to be enhanced. Join the SNIA NVDIMM Special Interest Group to learn about the latest developments in NVDIMM, understand how the SNIA NVM Programming Model can be applied in NVM development work, and find your NVM answers!
Wayne Adams, SNIA Board of Directors; Mark Carlson, SNIA Technical Council; Camberley Bates, Evaluator Group General Mgr
This webcast will feature an interactive discussion with the subject matter experts who have organized the Data Storage Innovation Conference, planned for June 13-15, 2016.
Get an overview of the Conference agenda that addresses the most pressing data storage and cloud trends spanning storage class memory, data security, data protection, cloud development and management, new hyper-converged storage systems, big data and analytics, storage networks and protocols, file-systems, technology standards, software defined storage and best practices as they apply to networked storage, data management and data protection.
Attendees will also become aware of conference highlights including Hot Topic sessions, state of the market research study on Enterprise Hyper-converged Storage Deployment, and recently released solutions featured in the Innovation Spotlight. Webcast attendees will be encouraged to follow SNIA developments and webcasts live on June 13-14 , as well as attend the Conference.
Alex McDonald, SNIA-ESF Vice Chair, Chad Hintz, SNIA-ESF Board Member
The popular & ubiquitous Network File System (NFS) is a standard protocol that allows applications to store and manage data on a remote computer or server. NFS provides two services; a network part that connects users or clients to a remote system or server; and a file-based view of the data. Together these provide a seamless environment that masks the differences between local files and remote files.
This SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum Webcast is an introduction and overview presentation to NFS for technologists and tech managers interested in understanding:
oNFS history and development
oThe facilities and services NFS provides
oWhy NFS rose in popularity to dominate file based services
oWhy NFS continues to be important in the cloud
Originally presented at SNIA’s 2015 Storage Developer Conference, this webcast will discuss how Facebook’s massive and continuously growing corpus of photos, videos, and other Binary Large OBjects (BLOBs) need to be reliably stored and quickly accessed.
As the footprint of BLOBs increases, storing them in their traditional storage system, Haystack, is becoming increasingly inefficient. To increase Facebook’s storage efficiency, measured in the effective-replication-factor of BLOBs, they examine the underlying access patterns of BLOBs and identify temperature zones that include hot BLOBs that are accessed frequently and warm BLOBs that are accessed far less often.
Facebook’s overall BLOB storage system is designed to isolate warm BLOBs and enable them to use a specialized warm BLOB storage system, f4. f4 is a new system that lowers the effective-replication-factor of warm BLOBs while remaining fault tolerant and able to support the lower throughput demands.
Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst, Evaluator Group, Alex McDonald, Chair, SNIA Cloud Storage, Glyn Bowden, SNIA Cloud Storage Board
A Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) is a compute facility in which all elements of the infrastructure - networking, storage, CPU and security - are virtualized and removed from proprietary hardware stacks. Deployment, provisioning and configuration as well as the operation, monitoring and automation of the entire environment is abstracted from hardware and implemented in software.
The results of this software-defined approach include maximizing agility and minimizing cost, benefits that appeal to IT organizations of all sizes. In fact, understanding SDDC concepts can help IT professionals in any organization better apply these software-defined concepts to storage, networking, compute and other infrastructure decisions.
If you’re interested in Software-Defined Data Centers and how such a thing might be implemented – and why this concept is important to IT professionals who aren’t involved with building data centers - then please join us on March 15th as Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst with Evaluator Group, will explain what “software-defined” really means and why it’s important to all IT organizations and join a discussion with Alex McDonald, Chair for SNIA’s Cloud Storage Initiative about how these concepts apply to the modern data center.
In this webinar we’ll be exploring:
•How a SDDC leverages this concept to make the private cloud feasible
•How we can apply SDDC concepts to an existing data center
•How to develop your own software-defined data center environment
Ken Cantrell, Mngr, Performance Engineering, NetApp; Mark Rogov, Advisory Systems Engineer, EMC; David Fair - Chair, SNIA-ESF
The third installment of our performance benchmarking Webcast series, “Storage Performance Benchmarking: Block Components” aims to continue educating anyone untrained in the storage performance arts to ascend to a common base with the experts. In this Webcast, you will gain an understanding of the block components of modern storage arrays and learn storage block-world terminology, including:
•How storage media affects block storage performance
•Integrity and performance trade-offs for data protection: RAID, Erasure Coding, etc.…
•Terminology updates: seek time, rebuild time, garbage collection, queue depth and service time
After the Webcast, visit our Webcast Q&A blog too http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=521
Martin Rosner, Standardization Officer, Philips, David Slik, Co-Chair, SNIA Cloud Storage TWG, Alex McDonald, Chair SNIA CSI
Healthcare privacy and data protection regulations are among the most stringent of any industry. Join this Webcast to learn how healthcare organizations can securely share health data across different cloud services. Hear experts explore how Encrypted Objects and Delegated Access Control Extensions to the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard permits objects to freely and securely move between clouds and clients with enhanced security and auditability.
•Protecting health data from alteration or disclosure
•How Cloud Encrypted Objects work
•How Delegated Access Control works
•CDMI for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) applications
•Healthcare use cases for implementing securely sharing data in the cloud
David Fair, Chair, SNIA-ESF, John Kim, Director of Storage Marketing, Mellanox
NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) over Fabrics is of tremendous interest among storage vendors, flash manufacturers, and cloud and Web 2.0 customers, Because it offers efficient remote and shared access to a new generation of flash and other non-volatile memory storage, it requires fast, low latency networks, and the first version of the specification is expected to take advantage of RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) support in the transport protocol.
Many customers and vendors are now familiar with the advantages and concepts of NVMe over Fabrics but are not familiar with the specific protocols that support it. This live webcast will explore and compare the Ethernet RDMA protocols and transports that support NVMe over Fabrics and the infrastructure needed to use them. You’ll hear:
•Why NVMe Over Fabrics requires a low-latency network
•How the NVMe protocol is mapped to the network transport
•How RDMA-capable protocols work
•Comparing available Ethernet RDMA transports: iWARP and RoCE
•Infrastructure required to support RDMA over Ethernet
•Congestion management methods
Liz Townsend, Director of Business Development, Townsend Security
Your encrypted data is only as secure as your encryption keys. A strong encryption key management strategy is essential for a comprehensive security policy, as well as meeting compliance requirements. Attendees of this presentation will learn:
- Principles and best practices for encryption key management including key management, key storage, secure key retrieval, key escrow, key mirroring, industry standards, compliance guidelines, and system audit
- Why certifications are important for meeting compliance regulations such as PCI-DSS and HIPAA/HITECH
- How key management systems work and how to evaluate vendor solutions.
This is a non-technical session but will be of value to developers and implementers. Attendees will learn the core principles of effective and secure encryption key management. These principles can be used in developing in-house key management solutions or in evaluating vendor solutions.
What you'll learn:
- What is encryption key management and why is it important?
- Principles of industry-standard key management
- Industry must-haves for effective key management
- Challenges of home grown key management solutions
- Important certifications for meeting compliance and evaluation vendors
Arthur Sainio,SMART Modular; Jeff Chang, AgigA Tech and Jerome McFarland, Diablo Technologies
Non-volatile Dual In-line Memory Modules (NVDIMMs) have emerged as a go-to technology for boosting performance for next generation storage platforms. The standardization efforts around NVDIMMs have paved the way to simple, plug-n-play adoption. If you're a developer or integrator who hasn't yet realized the benefits of NVDIMMs in your products, this presentation from the SNIA NVDIMM Special Interest Group is for you!. Learn about the different kinds of NVDIMMs and their functionality, applications, and benefits. You'll come away with an understanding of how NVDIMMs fit into the persistent memory landscape.
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.
And check out the Webcast Q&A blog http://bit.ly/1S7FiZD
Thomas M. Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates
Digital storage plays a significant role in the professional media and entertainment industry. As the resolution and frame rate for video increase flash memory is staring to play a significant role for content capture, post production and content delivery. This presentation will include material from the 2015 Digital Storage in Media and Entertainment Report from Coughlin Associates (and the associated 2015 digital media professional survey) on the growing use of flash memory in all aspects of professional media and entertainment and put flash use in context with other storage technologies in this industry. As the price and availability of flash memory grows flash memory will enable future generations of media that is even more immersive than today as video moves to 8K and virtual reality begins to play an increasing role in entertainment.
Ossama El Samadoni, SNIA Middle East Committee (Dell)
This tutorial covers technologies introduced by popular papers about Google File System and BigTable, Amazon Dynamo or Apache Hadoop. In addition, Parallel, Scale-out, Distributed and P2P approaches with Lustre, PVFS and pNFS with several proprietary ones are presented as well.
This tutorial adds also some key features essential at large scale to help understand and differentiate industry vendor's offerings.
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 Plumridge, SNIA Europe Board Member; Eric Hibbard, Chair SNIA Security TWG, Alex McDonald, Chair, SNIA Cloud Storage
Governments across the globe are proposing and enacting strong data privacy and data protection regulations by mandating frameworks that include noteworthy changes like defining a data breach to include data destruction, adding the right to be forgotten, mandating the 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
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.