Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Mauve
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.
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=588
RecordedNov 1 201651 mins
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Paul Burt, Technical Product Marketing Engineer, NetApp; Jim Fister, Principal, The Decision Place
The need for rapid deployment of scalable clusters is creating an opportunity for container solutions such as Kubernetes. But what are the implications of multiple Kubernetes clusters in a broad deployment? What happens if a cluster goes down? What’s the impact on business resiliency? Managing and securing multiple clusters is becoming a key topic and area of debate. Multi-cluster Kubernetes that provides robustness & resilience is rapidly moving from “best practice” to a “must have”.
In this webcast we’ll dive into:
•The history of multi-cluster Kubernetes
•How multi-cluster setups could affect data heavy workloads (such as multiple microservices backed by independent data stores)
•Managing multiple clusters
•Keeping the business functioning if a cluster goes down
•How to prepare for the coming datapocalypse
Robert Cone, Intel; Piyush Chaudhary, IBM; Pekon Gupta, SMART Modular
As data growth in enterprises continues to skyrocket, datacenter cloud scalability, whether on premises, in hybrid cloud or in multicloud deployments, is key for businesses. So, what are enterprise IT organizations supposed to do, given that 'run anything anywhere' is becoming more important than ever? Customers are finding that hybrid cloud storage solutions better meet their IT and business growth needs, so they can rapidly scale their IT infrastructure and cover a wider array of services. This webcast will help architects and consumers of hybrid cloud storage solutions better understand:
oTrends and benefits of hybrid cloud storage and multicloud deployments
oThe range of technologies and capabilities under development to help enterprise hyperscalers and cloud service providers (CSPs) serve IT customers
oHow scalability differs in block vs. file workloads
oThe important requirements to keep in mind when considering a 'run anything anywhere' objective
In order to effectively use cryptography to protect information, one has to ensure that the associated cryptographic keys are also protected. Attention must be paid to how cryptographic keys are generated, distributed, used, stored, replaced and destroyed in order to ensure that the security of cryptographic implementations are not compromised.
This webinar will introduce the fundamentals of cryptographic key management including key lifecycles, key generation, key distribution, symmetric vs asymmetric key management and integrated vs centralized key management models. Relevant standards, protocols and industry best practices will also be presented.
Mark Jones, Broadcom; Nishant Lodha, Marvell; Marcus Thordal, Broadcom, Joe Kimpler, Independent Expert
The T11 specification for NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) was completed in 2018, since that time, the FCIA has held numerous plugfest events and products have been shipping for a few years. So where are we today with NVMe over Fibre Channel solutions?
This webcast will take an early 2020 point-in-time snapshot of where the industry is, discuss products available today, and address common questions around:
•Which host environments can use FC-NVMe
•What is required from the fabric
•Breadth of supporting storage solutions
•Application benefits we have seen so far
•FC-NVMe strengths and differentiators
And most importantly, is FC-NVMe ready for prime time?
Alex McDonald, Eli Tiomkin, Jonmichael Hands, Jim Fister
Discover how the themes of computational storage, persistent memory, and solid state come together in a webcast from the new SNIA Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative. We’ll explore how expertise in these three areas can help understand storage architectures, common solution areas, and their impacts on storage devices, systems, and software.
Pierre Mouallem, Lenovo; Ahmad Atamli, Mellanox; Steve Vanderlinden, Lenovo
One of the most important aspects of security is how to protect the data that is just “sitting there.” How easy is it to get to? Who can get to it? If someone does get access to the data, can they read it? What are the potential risks of the wrong people reading the data? These are just a few of the questions that we try to answer when we go through the process of securing data.
Contrary to popular belief, however, securing “data at rest” is not simply encrypting the data. While it is true that data encryption plays a major role in securing “data at rest,” there are several other factors that come into play and are equally as important – if not more so.
For this webcast, we’re going to talk about those other factors (Encryption is deserving of its own, specific webcast). We will present the end-to-end process to securing “data at rest,” and discuss all the factors and trade-offs that must be considered, and some of the general risks that need to be mitigated, discussing:
• How requirements for “data at rest” differ from “data in flight”
• Legal and regulatory reasons to protect (or delete) data at rest
• Where and how data could be attacked
• Understanding the costs of ransomware
• How to protect cryptographic keys from malicious actors
• Using key managers to properly manage cryptographic keys
• Strengths and weaknesses of relying on government security recommendations
• The importance of validating data backups... how stable is your media?
Judy Furlong, Dell Technologies; Ed Pullin, Intel; Alex McDonald, NetApp
Encryption has been used through the ages to protect stored secrets, authenticate messages, communicate secretly in broad daylight, and even to check that messages were properly transmitted and received without tamper. Now, it’s often our first go-to tool for making sure that data simply isn’t readable to prying eyes, ears or AI bots.
But how does encryption actually work, what makes it tick, and how is it managed? How do we ensure compatibility? How do we protect the keys; i.e., “Who will guard the guards themselves?”
It’s a big topic that we’re breaking down into three parts: Encryption 101, Key Management 101, and Applied Cryptography.
Join us on May 20th for the first encryption webcast: Storage Networking Security: Encryption 101 where security experts will cover:
•A brief history of Encryption
•Definition of terms – Entropy, Cipher, Symmetric & Asymmetric Keys, Certificates and Digital signatures, etc.
•Introduction to Key Management
After you watch the webcast, check out the Encryption 101 Q&A blog at https://bit.ly/2ZGMisl
Glyn Bowden, HPE, Eric Hibbard, Co-Chair, ABA, IoT Committee; Alex McDonald, NetApp
More and more we are seeing compute and inference move to the edge. This is driven by the growth in capability to not only generate data from sensors, devices and by people operating in the field, but also by the interaction between those devices.
This new source of data and information brings with it unique challenges to the way we store and transmit data as well as the way we need to curate it. In this webcast we will look at:
•New patterns generated by the explosion of the Internet of Things
•How IoT is impacting storage and data strategies
•Security and privacy issues and considerations
•How to think about the lifecycle of our information in this new environment
Rajalaxmi Angadi, Intel; Phil Cayton, Intel; Richelle Ahlvers, Broadcom
SNIA Swordfish is an extension of the DMTF Redfish specification to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and services in converged, hyperconverged, hyperscale, and cloud infrastructure environments. Swordfish uses a client-centric approach to develop the dynamic resource models as part of the specification, which describes client needs, management requirements, and use cases.
NVMe-oF currently support fabric transports like RDMA (iWarp, RoCE, IB), TCP, and FC. NVMe / NVMe-oF currently lacks efficient remote configuration and provisioning management mechanisms to enable NVMe-oF scaling to large converged infrastructures – something Redfish and Swordfish can provide.
The SNIA Swordfish specification is currently growing to include full NVMe and NVMe-oF enablement and alignment across DMTF, NVMe, and SNIA for NVMe and NVMe-oF use cases. SNIA members are contributing to specification development and helping to shape the ecosystem. This presentation will provide an overview of the work in progress to map these standards together to ensure NVMe and NVMe-oF environments can be represented entirely in Swordfish and Redfish environments.
Join us! We welcome your feedback, and encourage participation.
Glyn Bowden, HPE; Alex McDonald, Chair, SNIA EMEA and NetApp; Paul Talbut, SNIA EMEA
In this webcast, we will explore why your storage may be acting strangely now that it’s been subjected to the whims of data scientists. We’ll look at how and why the I/O patterns have changed, where this will lead, and some of the tactics and strategies you can deploy now to prevent impact from this new movement of storage saboteurs! We’ll discuss:
•Why are data scientists here? (the benefits a data scientist brings to the organisation)
•How to spot a data scientist in the wild (data patterns to look out for)
•Feeding and watering your data scientist (what they need and how to provide it)
•Planning for more data scientists (how to make your infrastructure data scientist ready)
•How does data flow through an AI/ML system?
•Is the data packaged in unusual or specific ways?
•What stresses does it place on the storage system? Capacity? Performance? Or both?
Alex McDonald, Tom Christensen, Anne Blanchard, Sanjay Jagad, Bill Martin
Research firm IDC projects that by the end of 2020, the world will generate 44 zettabytes (44 trillion gigabytes) of data per year. Data storage, therefore, is no longer simple, and in the age of cloud maturity and Digital Transformation, storage infrastructure strategies are shifting. With object stores having a very different set of characteristics than file and block storage, it can be confusing to know which is the right strategy that will keep up with an expanding digital universe.
Even small businesses struggle to manage the ever-growing pile of files stored on various networks and systems, so the challenges for enterprise companies can be hard to wrap your head around.
Join this panel of object, file and block storage experts as they discuss:
- The best way to manage unstructured data
- Are there deceptive costs in a file storage strategy?
- Use cases for object storage
Alex McDonald - SNIA Networking Storage Forum and Office of the CTO, NetApp (Moderator)
Tom Christensen, CTO & Customer Advocacy - Northern EMEA, Hitachi Vantara
Anne Blanchard, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Nasuni
Sanjay Jagad, Senior Director of Products and Solutions, Cloudian
Bill Martin, SNIA Technical Council Co-Chair and Samsung
Tom Bendien, Gal Naor, Guy Loewenberg, Randall van Allen
Storage is where your data lives and is needed to run your workloads on premise, in a colocation, Cloud or on the move. Many advances have been made in data management capabilities such as virtualizing the storage software layer and utilizing Cloud/hyper-converged hosting platforms. However, the software used to run storage systems continues to rely on traditional RAID and data management methods.
This approach continues to impose limitations on storage performance and agility. Next generation storage software must be built from the ground up to provide better performance and flexibility.
Madison Cloud has teamed with StorONE to deliver new software-defined storage capabilities with an entirely new software stack. Imagine using the same drive pool to simultaneously deliver block, file and object storage services. Forget the complexity of managing RAID groups and lengthy rebuilds. Access the full IOPS potential of your NVMe/SSD/HDD drives. Mix & match different drive types and sizes in a single system. Take as many snapshots as you like, without suffering from performance degradation and consuming valuable drive space. Use the largest available disk drives without RAID overhead and collapse your data center footprint in weeks, not years.
Simplify storage procurement by flattening complex pricing structures into a single pricing tier that provides Petabyte scale block, file and object storage in a single platform, for as little as $0.01/GB/month.
Your new simplified data management fabric now delivers what you need, when you need it, in a 100% utility model.
Join us to learn how Madison Cloud and StorONE can deliver the data management platform you always wanted.
Cloud computing innovation will power enterprise transformation in 2018. Cloud growth is also driving a rapid rise in the big data storage market, exacerbating the enterprise challenge around storage cost and complexity.
Join this webinar with Kevin L. Jackson, CEO, GovCloud Network LLC and globally recognized cloud computing thought leader. He will show how Cloud Storage 2.0 can be used to address this proliferation of real-time data from the web, mobile devices, social media, sensors, log files, and transactional applications, and how all of these are affecting today's data centers.
Alex McDonald, SNIA CMSI Co-Chair, Jim Fister, Director, SNIA Persistent Memory Software Enabling
SNIA’s Persistent Memory Hackathon Program enters its second year with 300+ developers up to speed on the latest in programming persistent memory -- and SNIA’s NVDIMM Programming Challenge just announced its first winner of distinction. Join our webcast to learn the latest developments in PM, new resources available to learn more about programming to PM, and a dive into the winning application introduced at the recent Persistent Memory Summit.
QUIC is a new UDP-based transport protocol for the Internet, and specifically, the web. Originally designed and deployed by Google, it already makes up 35% of Google's egress traffic, which corresponds to about 7% of all Internet traffic. The strong interest by many other large Internet players in the ongoing IETF standardization of QUIC is likely to lead to an even greater deployment in the near future. This webcast will highlight:
•Unique design aspects of QUIC
•Differences to the conventional HTTP/TLS/TCP web stack
•Early performance numbers
•Potential side effects of a broader deployment of QUIC
After you watch the presentation, check out the Q&A blog at https://bit.ly/QUICQ-A
Glyn Bowden, HPE; James Myers, Intel; Alex McDonald, NetApp
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have been having quite the impact on most industries in the last couple of years, but what about our own IT industry? In this webcast find out how the rise of machine learning has created a new type of demand on IT operations teams as well as how those same teams can utilize new insights and capabilities driven by machine learning. We will explore:
•The demand on infrastructure
•Storage and data pipelines
•The growing field of IT operations leveraging AI (aka AIOps)
Mark Carlson, Kioxia; Rob Davis, Mellanox; John Kim, Mellanox; Ted Vojnovich, Lenovo
Several SSD and networking vendors have recentl¬y demonstrated ways to connect SSDs directly to an Ethernet network. They propose that deploying Ethernet SSDs will be more scalable, easier to manage, more performant, and/or lower cost than traditional storage networking solutions that use a storage controller (or hyperconverged node) between the SSDs and the network.
Who would want to attach SSDs directly to the network? Are these vendors brilliant or simply trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist? What are the different solutions that could benefit from Ethernet SSDs? Which protocols would one use to access them? And how do Ethernet SSDs relate to computational storage? Join this SNIA Networking Storage Forum webcast to learn all this and more as SNIA experts discuss:
•What are the appropriate use cases for Ethernet SSDs?
•Why Ethernet SSDs could be appealing and more efficient
•How Ethernet SSDs compare to other forms of storage networking
•Different ways Ethernet SSDs can be accessed, such as JBOF/NBOF, NVMe-oF, and Key Value
•How do Ethernet-attached SSDs enable composable infrastructures?
Chris Evans, Architecting IT; Rick Vanover, Veeam; Alex McDonald, NetApp; John Kim, Mellanox
There are many types of storage technologies, both in how they are interconnected, consumed and designed. Object storage is no different in that it brings its own set of unique characteristics to the market. In this webinar, storage experts Rick Vanover and Chris Evans will explain:
•What object storage is and what it does
•How to use object storage
•Essential characteristics of typical consumption
•Why object storage is important to the future of storage and computing technologies
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at https://bit.ly/2xa63fH
Since the initial publication of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition of cloud computing in 2011, international standards development organizations (SDOs) have sought to refine and expand the cloud computing landscape. This webinar will:
•Identify key published and draft cloud standards
•Discuss their interdependencies
•Highlight their importance
•Identify potential future work.
In addition, related technologies such as virtualization, federation, and fog/edge computing will be addressed. Lastly, the relevance of the standards will be explored to help organizations understand ways these documents can be exploited.
Anne Blanchard, Nasuni | Robin Smith, Gospel Technology
The benefits of a cloud-first storage strategy are well-known: scalability, flexibility, agility, avoiding lock-in and spreading risk to name a few. But defining your cloud-first storage strategy requires you to take a hard look at your ecosystem and address the challenges of cloud adoption head on.
Join this panel to hear experts discuss how the key challenges - including taking risks with data assets, ownership, integration, security and compliance - can be overcome so that you can unlock the rewards of going cloud-first.
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Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/MauveFred Knight, NetApp, John Kim, Mellanox, Chad Hintz, Cisco, Dror Goldenberg, Mellanox, J Metz, Cisco[[ webcastStartDate * 1000 | amDateFormat: 'MMM D YYYY h:mm a' ]]51 mins