Tackling the Storage Challenges of Rapid Data Growth
As data continues to grow at an alarming rate, IT will need to be smarter on how they store their data as much as how much storage they purchase. In this panel, experts from HGST and Code42 will discuss how data growth is affecting the storage industry in regards to cold storage, HDDs, back up and archiving and best practices to developing a comprehensive storage strategy.
RecordedMay 16 201360 mins
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Mark Rogov, EMC, Ken Cantrell, NetApp, Alex McDonald, NetApp
The storage performance benchmarking dynamic duo, Mark Rogov and Ken Cantrell, are back. Having covered storage performance benchmarking fundamentals, system under test and most recently block components, this forth installment of the Webcast series will focus on File Components.
Register now to learn why the File World is different from the Block World. Mark and Ken will walk through the basic filesystem theory to how filesystem data layout affects performance, covering:
• Why file?
• Local vs. shared filesystems
• Compare and contrast typical file performance use cases
Docker is steadily gaining popularity within the industry, partly due to the rapid upgrade and redeployment properties containers can provide. While the ideal world consists of entirely stateless applications, the real world is a bit more complicated, and storage requirements are inevitable. In this session we'll explore the primary means of creating, attaching, and managing storage with Docker containers.
Chad Thibodeau, Principal Product Manager, Veritas, Keith Hudgins, Tech Alliances, Docker, Alex McDonald, Chair SNIA-CSI
Containers are the latest in what are new and innovative ways of packaging, managing and deploying distributed applications. In this webcast, we’ll introduce the concept of containers; what they are and the advantages they bring illustrated by use cases, why you might want to consider them as an app deployment model, and how they differ from VMs or bare metal deployments.
We’ll follow up with a look at what is required from a storage perspective when using Docker, one of the leading systems that provides a lightweight, open and secure environment for the deployment of containers. Finally, we’ll round out our Docker introduction by presenting the takeaways from DockerCon, an industry event for makers and operators of distributed applications built on Docker, that took place in Seattle in June of this year.
Join us for this discussion on:
•Application deployment history
•Containers vs. virtual machines vs. bare metal
• Factors driving containers and common use cases
• Storage ecosystem and features
• Container storage table stakes
•Introduction to Docker
•Key takeaways from DockerCon 2016
Meeting storage-related requirements has been a long-standing challenge for IT organizations, and added workload requirements from cloud- and software-defined architectures can add quickly to the burden. Common goals are to implement solutions that provide high-availability and high performance, with low capital and operational costs. The Windows Server 2016 platform includes a tremendous list of improved and new features that are available "out-of-the-box". That makes the biggest barrier understanding how, when and why you should implement these features.
This presentation will cover a wide array of different features in the Windows Server platform, including Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct; SMB 3.x improvements; storage tiering; Storage QoS; Storage Replica; data de-duplication; and many others. When compared to the costs and administrative complexity of traditional SANs, these tools can provide ready solutions for environments of all sizes and types. The focus will be on technical details about the features and capabilities of the Windows Server platform, and how organizations can make best use of them.
Join Anil Desai, independent consultant with over 20 years of experience in architecting, implementing, and managing IT software and datacenter solutions. He has worked extensively with IT management, development, and database technology. Anil holds many technical certifications and is a twelve-time Microsoft MVP Award recipient (currently Cloud/Datacenter Management).
Anil is the author of over 20 technical books focusing on the Windows Server platform, virtualization, databases, and IT management best practices. He is also a frequent contributor to IT publications and conferences.
Petros Koutoupis, Senior Software Developer at IBM Cloud Object Storage, Creator & Maintainer of the RapidDisk Project
While Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions promise us the world, they have recently begun to showcase their shortcomings, almost all of which seem to focus on the hardware. Not all commodity hardware is created equal. Not all SDS solutions are equipped to handle these variations. This lack of knowledge ends up becoming problematic and in many cases will impact overall functionality to even performance.
Join us to discuss these shortcomings and how to not only resolve but also prevent them from both a hardware and software standpoint.
Greg Schulz, Founder/Sr. Advisory Analyst, Server StorageIO
Data Infrastructures exist to support applications and their underlying resource needs. Software-Defined Infrastructures (SDI) are what enable Software-Defined Data Centers, and at the heart of a SDI is storage that is software-defined. This spans cloud, virtual and physical storage and is at the focal point of today. Join us in this session to discuss trends, technologies, tools, techniques and services around SDI and SDDC- today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.
J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, John Kim, Mellanox, Chad Hintz, Cisco, Fred Knight, NetApp
Welcome to this first part of the webcast series, where we’re going to take an irreverent, yet still informative look, at the parts of a storage solution in Data Center architectures. We’re going to start with the very basics – The Naming of the Parts. We’ll break down the entire storage picture and identify the places where most of the confusion falls. Join us in this first webcast – Part Chartreuse – where we’ll learn:
•What an initiator is
•What a target is
•What a storage controller is
•What a RAID is, and what a RAID controller is
•What a Volume Manager is
•What a Storage Stack is
With these fundamental parts, we’ll be able to place them into a context so that you can understand how all these pieces fit together to form a Data Center storage environment.
Oh, and why are the parts named after colors, instead of numbered? Because there is no order to these webcasts. Each is a standalone seminar on understanding some of the elements of storage systems that can help you learn about technology without admitting that you were faking it the whole time! If you are looking for a starting point – the absolute beginning place – start with this one. We’ll be using these terms in all the other presentations.
NFS has been the “go to” file system for large data stores but there is a new offering on the horizon...Object Storage. To help ease the transition, many Object Storage vendors have provided a gateway that allows their systems to look like NFS servers. The problem is that most of these implementations are very limiting and often create more problems than they fix. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Caringo will discuss why object storage systems are the heir apparent to NFS servers and how to make that transition without the typical roadblocks that NFS gateways create.
A discussion and examination of Real World Storage Workloads and how different workloads affect Storage and SSD performance. Using free IO capture applets from www.TestMyWorkload.com, see what IO Captures look like and identify the key real world workload metrics.
An example 2,000 outlet retail store web portal 24 hour workload is examined using advanced data analytic tools. Overall 24 hour cumulative workloads and specific process segments are used to test 3 different SSDs to observe their relative performance. See how much performance and endurance different SSDs provide and how to select the best SSD for your application and use case.
IO Captures can be done easily and quickly on any laptop, desktop, server or data center. Join a community dedicated to the capture, analysis and accumulation of user workloads for the benefit of the storage industry.
Different workloads demand different attributes from their storage. These differences lead some to believe flash storage is only good for certain point use cases like accelerating databases. But the performance of flash systems lead others to claim a single flash system can support all workloads. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. Join Storage Switzerland and IBM for this live interactive webinar where we bust another flash myth and help you select the right flash for the right workload for the right reasons.
Ethernet technology had been a proven standard for over 30 years and there are many networked storage solutions based on Ethernet. While storage devices are evolving rapidly with new standards and specifications, Ethernet is moving towards higher speeds as well: 10Gbps, 25Gbps, 50Gbps and 100Gbps….making it time to re-introduce Ethernet Networked Storage.
This live Webcast will start by providing a solid foundation on Ethernet networked storage and move to the latest advancements, challenges, use cases and benefits. You’ll hear:
•The evolution of storage devices - spinning media to NVM
•New standards: NVMe and NVMe over Fabric
•A retrospect of traditional networked storage including SAN and NAS
•How new storage devices and new standards would impact Ethernet networked storage
•Ethernet based software-defined storage and the hyper-converged model
•A look ahead at new Ethernet technologies optimized for networked storage in the future
Register today for this live Webcast where our experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
Most organizations making an investment in NetApp Filers count on the system to store user data and host virtual machine datastores from an environment like VMware. In addition these organizations want their NetApp systems to do more and be the repository for the next wave of unstructured data; data generated by machines. NetApp systems are busting at the seams, so these organizations are trying to decide what to do next.
To help you find out what to do next, join Storage Switzerland and Caringo for our live webinar and learn:
1. What are the modern unstructured data use cases
2. The challenges NetApp faces in addressing its customers’ issues
3. Other solutions; can all-flash or object storage solve these challenges
4. Making the move - how to migrate from NetApp to other systems
5. How to re-purpose, instead of replacing your NetApp
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
Nancy Bennis, Director of Alliances, Cleversafe an IBM Company, Alex McDonald, Chair, SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative, NetApp
Object storage is a secure, simple, scalable, and cost-effective means of embracing the explosive growth of unstructured data enterprises generate every day.
Many organizations, like large service providers, have already begun to leverage software-defined object storage to support new application development and DevOps projects. Meanwhile, legacy enterprise companies are in the early stages of exploring the benefits of object storage for their particular business and are searching for how they can use cloud object storage to modernize their IT strategies, store and protect data while dramatically reducing the costs associated with legacy storage sprawl.
This Webcast will highlight the market trends towards the adoption of object storage , the definition and benefits of object storage, and the use cases that are best suited to leverage an underlying object storage infrastructure.
In this webcast you will learn:
•How to accelerate the transition from legacy storage to a cloud object architecture
•Understand the benefits of object storage
•Primary use cases
•How an object storage can enable your private, public or hybrid cloud strategy without compromising security, privacy or data governance
NoSQL databases like Cassandra and Couchbase are quickly becoming key components of the modern IT infrastructure. But this modernization creates new challenges – especially for storage. Storage in the broad sense. In-memory databases perform well when there is enough memory available. However, when data sets get too large and they need to access storage, application performance degrades dramatically. Moreover, even if enough memory is available, persistent client requests can bring the servers to their knees.
Join Storage Switzerland and Plexistor where you will learn:
1. What is Cassandra and Couchbase?
2. Why organizations are adopting them?
3. What are the storage challenges they create?
4. How organizations attempt to workaround these challenges.
5. How to design a solution to these challenges instead of a workaround.
Sam Fineberg, Distinguished Technologist, HPE, Ben Swartzlander, OpenStack Architect, NetApp, Thomas Rivera, SNIA DPCO Chair
This Webcast will focus on the data protection capabilities of the OpenStack Mitaka release, which includes multiple resiliency features. Join Dr. Sam Fineberg, Distinguished Technologist (HPE), and Ben Swartzlander, Project Team Lead OpenStack Manila (NetApp), as they discuss:
- Storage-related features of Mitaka
- Data protection capabilities – Snapshots and Backup
- Manila share replication
- Live migration
- Rolling upgrades
- HA replication
Our experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
This Webcast is co-sponsored by two groups within the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA): the Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), and the Data Protection & Capacity Optimization Committee (DPCO).
Demand for data storage is growing exponentially, but the capacity of existing storage media is not keeping up. Using DNA to archive data is an attractive possibility because it is extremely dense, with a raw limit of 1 exabyte/mm3 (10^9 GB/mm3), and long-lasting, with observed half-life of over 500 years.
This work presents an architecture for a DNA-based archival storage system. It is structured as a key-value store, and leverages common biochemical techniques to provide random access. We also propose a new encoding scheme that offers controllable redundancy, trading off reliability for density. We demonstrate feasibility, random access, and robustness of the proposed encoding with wet lab experiments. Finally, we highlight trends in biotechnology that indicate the impending practicality of DNA storage.
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The Enterprise Storage channel has the most up-to-date, relevant content for storage and infrastructure professionals. As data centers evolve with big data, cloud computing and virtualization, organizations are going to need to know how to make their storage more efficient. Join this channel to find out how you can use the most current technology to satisfy your business and storage needs.
If you are a security integrator then this webinar is for you!
Challenges created by more cameras, higher resolutions, and increasingly complex analytics are creating an influx in data, and managing this infrastructure takes an intelligent, scalable storage platform.
Join us on Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00 AM PST for The Cost Shift Model
for Video Storage and Data Management to learn how Quantum is taking a different approach to revolutionize storage solutions within the surveillance and security industry.
Attend this webinar and learn:
- How a multi-tier storage approach is shifting the budget spent in the surveillance market
- How to extend your customers’ surveillance budget
- How you can offer a scalable storage solution without compromising video quality, retention time, or camera streams
Quantum can help you design and implement a scalable storage foundation that will enable you to differentiate your offerings in the market.
Register for this webinar today!
Join this webinar to be certain of making the right decisions on moving resources to the cloud. You’ll see how to evaluate which workloads are candidates for cloud migration PLUS measure how efficiently you’re utilizing your own resources.
The CloudPhysics Cost Calculator for Private Cloud lets you apply basic costing models to determine your actual costs per virtual machine (VM) in terms of power, compute resources, memory, storage, licensing, and more to generate a cost baseline.
Now you can apply CloudPhysics rightsizing intelligence to your VMs. See your “as is” costs beside your rightsized costs at peak, 99th percentile, and 95th percentile. Capture savings by reducing workloads to match actual demands and reduce overprovisioning.
When mapping your VMs to their public cloud instances, apply the same peak, 99th percentile, and 95th percentile data to reveal cost difference for private versus public cloud.
Attend this webinar to be sure you’ve optimized decision-making before you move.
Over a decade ago, API-accessible key/value-based storage was introduced as a service by Amazon and as software by Caringo. Amazon’s service-based approach matured quickly, while the general storage market slowly adopted the API approach. The on-premise market demanded a traditional file interface, leading to various “gateway” products. However, for the majority of use cases, the logical file gateway architecture is flawed. Is it time for file to evolve with object? This webinar examines the past decade in file interface gateways and the needs of the market versus what is available.
In this session Pure Storage discusses a case study with Kong Yang, Head Geek of Virtualization & Cloud Practice at SolarWinds on why storage monitoring is essential to maximize performance and maintain application uptime. Topics covered include:
– How monitoring an all-flash array is different than monitoring a traditional storage array
– Best practices to optimize your monitoring solutions/processes to deliver expected performance to applications and meet your end users’ Quality-of-Service (QoS) SLA
– How to do forecast capacity requirements and utilization over time with capacity planning tools
Save your seat to filter through the complexities of data storage, all-flash vs. traditional storage arrays, and how to effectively and efficiently manage your storage devices.
As you begin evaluating hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) options, you may run into conflicting ideas about what it is and what it can do.
In this webcast, we will debunk some common myths around HCI, discuss what’s behind these misconceptions, and clarify how the right HCI solution leads to a simpler and more efficient way to manage your resources.
Don’t let myths distract you from what you should be considering when choosing the right HCI, which includes:
•A proven hypervisor in an integrated HCI stack, with reliability evident in its track record and usage.
•Broad HCI use cases, that include business-critical apps, VDI, managed hosting platforms, micro-services, and more
•Reduced costs through the automation of manual tasks with simple, policy-based management, and a broad choice of competitive hardware platforms.
•Fewer silos by extending existing server and virtualization infrastructures and supporting existing external storage systems
Join us and learn how the modular architecture of HCI serves as the fundamental building block for growing into a private cloud and full SDDC.
Discussing the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) an extension of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) into a storage context. We cover how SPDK got started, what the benefits are of an NVMe* polled mode driver, how SPDK supports protocols like NVMe over Fabrics and the future areas of development for SPDK.
Within the financial services industry, middle office analytics and simulations continue to grow in volume and complexity. Massive compute and storage demands cause strain on IT resources. While new technologies promise speed and scalability, evaluating this unique middle office environment requires a look at compliance, risk, and pricing analytics to determine potential gains and losses. In this webinar, IDC – Financial Insights Research Director, Bill Fearnley, looks at current middle office IT workflows supporting analytics, backtesting and financial modeling and evaluates a hybrid cloud infrastructure to support growing demands.
In this webinar, you’ll:
· Hear an IDC Analyst’s view on the current financial services IT environment
· Learn of common challenges and approaches to combat growing strain on compute and storage infrastructure
· Join in a discussion about the viability of enabling cloud services to expand compute and storage capacity
· Gain guidance on how large hedge funds and investment banks are overcoming inherent cloud challenges like latency, data accessibility, and cost management
Software-defined Storage Service interruptions wreak havoc on business. Enterprises expend huge budgets to deliver datacenter redundancy and continuous application availability and still it is not easy. Storage is often the biggest limiting factor. The good news is that recent storage innovations combined with the flexibility of VMware vSphere simplify and lower the cost of delivering automated mobility of services between sites to ensure downtime avoidance and fault recovery.
Watch this webinar and learn:
• How to deliver real-time virtual machine migration across a geographically stretched cluster with no data loss or service interruption
• How software-defined storage streamlines delivery of vSphere Metro Storage Clusters (vMSC)
• How a multi-site storage system managed as a single logical entity benefits your virtualization deployment