Everything You Wanted To Know about Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask: Buffering
Buffers, Queues, and Caches, oh my! Buffers and Queues are part of every data center architecture, and a critical part of performance – both in improving it as well as hindering it. A well-implemented buffer can mean the difference between a finely run system and a confusing nightmare of troubleshooting. Knowing how buffers and queues work in storage can help make your storage system shine.
However, there is something of a mystique surrounding these different data center components, as many people don’t realize just how they’re used and why. In this pod of the “Too Proud To Ask” series, we’re going to be demystifying this very important aspect of data center storage. You’ll learn:
•What are buffers, caches, and queues, and why you should care about the differences?
•What’s the difference between a read cache and a write cache?
•What does “queue depth” mean?
•What’s a buffer, a ring buffer, and host memory buffer, and why does it matter?
•What happens when things go wrong?
These are just some of the topics we’ll be covering, and while it won’t be exhaustive look at buffers, caches and queues, you can be sure that you’ll get insight into this very important, and yet often overlooked, part of storage design.
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=615
RecordedFeb 14 201764 mins
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Glyn Bowden, HPE; Eric Hibbard, SNIA Security TWG Chair, Alex McDonald, SNIA Cloud Storage Technologies Chair
The COVID-19 Pandemic has amplified cybersecurity concerns particularly related to the cloud. Threat actors have recognized a unique opportunity to exploit pandemic-related vulnerabilities through social engineering attacks, business email compromise, work from home or other remote weak points. This results in increased risk and occurrence of ransomware attacks and data breaches that can disrupt or totally compromise organizations’ ability to conduct business. These security incidents can also subject victims to liability for violations of privacy and data breach notification laws. Join this webcast as SNIA experts will discuss:
• Changing threat landscape due to COVID
• Recent attacker exploits
• Common security failures and their consequences
• Strategies to combat malware
• Minimizing ransomware risks
• How emerging technologies (5G, IoT, AI, etc.) expand the threat landscape
Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates & SNIA CMSI Education Chair
Digital storage is a critical technology for professional Media and Entertainment (M&E). With the Covid-19 pandemic much M&E work went remote, enabled by cloud based services and private and public cloud storage. NVMe SSDs and emerging memories are assuming increased use in high resolution, high frame rate, high dynamic range video content workflows. Between 2019 and 2025, about a 3X increase is expected in the required storage capacity in the industry and a 3.4X increase in storage capacity shipped per year. Cloud storage capacity for the M&E industry will increase 13X between 2019 and 2025.
This webinar looks at the trends driving demand for digital storage in all parts of the M&E industry, with data from the 2020 Digital Storage in Media and Entertainment report from Coughlin Associates presented by Tom Coughlin, who also serves as the volunteer Education Chair for the SNIA Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative.
Mark Carlson, SNIA Technical Council Co-chair; Eric Hibbard, SNIA Security TWG Chair, Alex McDonald, SNIA CSTI Chair
The Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI™) International Standard is intended for application developers who are implementing cloud storage systems, and who are developing applications to manage and consume cloud storage. It documents how to access cloud storage namespaces and how to manage the data stored in these namespaces. In this webcast we’ll provide an overview of the CDMI standard and cover CDMI 2.0:
•Support for encrypted objects
•Delegated access control
•Errata contributed by vendors implementing the CDMI standard
Gen 7, the newest generation of Fibre Channel, doubles performance to 64GFC with switches and HBAs now available in the market. But what does 2021 hold for the network protocol standard? What impact will NVMe over Fibre Channel have in the datacenter? Tune into this webcast to hear answers to these questions and more.
Founder and principal market analyst Casey Quillin of Quillin Research, will provide his perspective on storage networking trends and will join FCIA experts as they share insights on the continued innovation of Fibre Channel and what datacenter managers can expect in 2021 and beyond.
Attendees will be provided with a link to the latest edition of the 2020 Fibre Channel Solutions Guide, packed with additional technical information to help you navigate the networking landscape.
Join us for a look at:
•Storage networking trends
•The features and timing of Fibre Channel technology migration reflected in the Fibre Channel Roadmap
•The need for standards
•Fibre Channel security standards
Kevin Cone, Intel; Glyn Bowden, HPE; Jim Fister, The Decision Place
There is a new wave of cognitive services based on video and image analytics, leveraging the latest in machine learning and deep learning. In this webcast, we will look at some of the benefits and factors driving this adoption, as well as explore compelling projects and required components for a successful video-based cognitive service. This includes some great work in the open source community to provide methods and frameworks, some standards that are being worked on to unify the ecosystem and allow interoperability with models and architectures. Finally, we’ll cover the data required to train such models, the data source and how it needs to be treated.
However, there are challenges in how we do this. Many archives were analog and tape based which doesn’t stand up well to mass ingestion or the back and forth of training algorithms. How can we start to define new architectures and leverage the right medium to make our archives accessible whilst still focusing on performance at the point of capture?
We will discuss:
•New and interesting use cases driving adoption of video analytics as a cognitive service
•Work in the open source arena on new frameworks and standards
•Modernizing archives to enable training and refinement at will
•Security and governance where personal identifiable information and privacy become a concern
•Plugging into the rest of the ecosystem to build rich, video centric experiences for operations staff and consumers
Jim Fister, SNIA CMSI/CSTI, Steve Adams, Intel: Chipalo Street, Microsoft; Eli Tiomkin, NGD Systems
In modern analytics deployments, latency is the fatal flaw that limits the efficacy of the overall system. Solutions move at the speed of decision, and microseconds could mean the difference between success and failure against competitive offerings. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and In-Memory Analytics solutions have significantly reduced latency, but the sheer volume of data and its potential broad distribution across the globe prevents a single analytics node from efficiently harvesting and processing data.
This panel discussion will feature industry experts discussing the different approaches to distributed analytics in the network and storage nodes.
Join Infosys and Micro Focus as we discuss building an accelerated E2E SAP testing suite using integrated Micro Focus testing tools and Infosys reusable testing solutions. SAP is also one of the most complex applications to install, upgrade, and maintain. Frequent customization adds to this complexity. Strong testing and quality management programs are necessary to ensure that SAP is highly available and maximizes organizational productivity. In this webinar, you’ll learn how we can help you achieve significant cost and time savings.
•Discover an integrated approach to deliver an optimum SAP testing experience
•Learn how to achieve re-usability, efficiency, faster time-to-market, and high productivity
•Understand how to successfully make SAP transformations at any scale
Abhishek Rajimwale, Dell; John Kim, NVIDIA; Alex McDonald, SNIA NSF Vice Chair
Organizations inevitably store multiple copies of the same data. Users and applications store the same files over and over, intentionally or inadvertently. Developers, testers and analysts keep many similar copies of the same data. And backup programs copy the same or similar files daily, often to multiple locations or storage devices. It’s not unusual to end up with some data replicated thousands of times.
So how do we stop the duplication madness? Join this webcast where we’ll discuss how to reduce the number of copies of data that get stored, mirrored, or backed up as we discuss:
•Should I eliminate duplicates at the desktop, server, storage or backup device?
•Local vs. global deduplication
•Avoiding or reducing data copies (non-dupe)
•Block-level vs. file- or object-level deduplication
•In-line vs. post-process deduplication
•More efficient backup techniques
Register today (but only once please) for this webcast so you can start saving space and end the extra data replication.
Deepak Mishra, Founder and CEO, Prodevans Technologies
The age of cloud has taken over IT. Organisations have incorporated cloud not only in their IT solution but also in their nomenclature. But Public Cloud resources come at a price, and organisations must be well aware of these charges and ensure that they do not fall prey to vendor lock-in. After all, the devil is in the details.
Find out how organisations can leverage MultiCloud strategies to optimise resources across private and public multi-cloud environments.
At a rate that is hard to fathom for any mere mortal, technology is developing around us and supporting every aspect of our lives. The foundation of this supersonic growth is the emergence of the cloud and everything that it facilitates - from big data and machine learning, to analytics and a variety of cognition services. Without the cloud none of this would be possible. But like everything in our world, especially something as reliant on innovation as cloud computing is, it comes with its challenges.
So when a business owner endeavors to transition to the cloud there is much innovation involved and so much of that innovation is reliant on human psychology. In fact, as technical as it may be, it's the psychology of technology that ultimately defines whether or not a cloud innovation will succeed.
In this webinar, Kareem Tawansi and Brett Raven, 2 leading-edge technologists who have been innovating their entire adult lives, discuss the top 5 challenges to be mindful of when innovating for the cloud, especially the human aspects, and how to avoid them.
This webinar is brought to you by the Vivit Testing, Quality, and Application Lifecycle Management (TQA) Special Interest Group (SIG).
In today’s world of software development and IT, there is a continuous race between agility and quality. In many cases when agility wins, the result is a faster delivery with lower quality. That's why it's more important than ever to enable automation of the delivery processes in your pipeline environments. Using standardized methods will increase both the speed and quality of application releases.
Micro Focus ALM Octane enables you to deliver high quality products in an agile world, seamlessly integrating with your Agile and DevOps processes and tool chain.
Watch this live demo and:
• Learn what's new in ALM Octane and how to use ALM Octane to accelerate test cycles and launch test automation initiatives
• Discover how to use existing resources when converting to Agile
• Learn how to improve the quality and security of your deployments by using deployment automation to set up governance and stage gates in specific environments
Claudio DeSanti, Dell; Ariel Kit, NVIDIA; Cesar Obediente, Cisco; Brandon Hoff, Broadcom; Alex McDonald, SNIA NSF Vice Chair
Whether traveling by car, plane or train, it is critical to get from here to there safely and securely. Just like you, your data must be safe and sound as it makes its journey across an internal network or to an external cloud storage device. It's well known that data is often considered less secure while in motion, and attackers are finding increasingly innovative ways to compromise data in flight. And the risks associated with data in transit are dependent on the security measures that are in place. So how do you adequately protect data in transit?
In this webcast, we'll cover what the threats are to your data as it's transmitted, how attackers can interfere with data along its journey, and methods of putting effective protection measures in place for data in transit. Included in this webinar will be:
•What you should expect to happen to secure data in transit; what are the trade-offs
•What transport layer security protocols (SSL, TLS, etc.) are best for protecting data in transit?
•Different encryption technologies and their role in protecting data in transit
•Which criteria should be used?
•How do you know which encryption to use?
•What’s applicable to different workloads?
•Best practices for data protection in transit
Join us on a journey to provide safe passage for your data by registering today!
Steve Adams, Intel; Chip Maurer, Dell; Michael Hoard, Intel
The broad adoption of 5G, Internet of things (IoT) and edge computing will reshape the nature and role of enterprise and cloud storage over the next several years. What building blocks, capabilities and integration methods are needed to make this happen?
Join this webcast for a discussion on:
●With 5G, IoT and edge computing - how much data are we talking about?
●What will be the first applications leading to collaborative data-intelligence streaming?
●How can low latency microservices and AI quickly extract insights from large amounts of data?
●What are the emerging requirements for scalable stream storage - from peta to zeta?
●How are yesterday’s object-based batch analytic processing (Hadoop) and today’s streaming messaging capabilities (Apache Kafka and RabbitMQ) work together?
●What are the best approaches for getting data from the Edge to the Cloud?
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog: https://bit.ly/37pCC7X
Marcus Thordal, Broadcom; Craig Carlson, Marvell; Mark Jones, Broadcom
Why do we need enhanced error recovery? And, how does it work? In this webcast we explore the fact that “bit errors happen” and how that occurs. We also do a deep dive into the mechanism of the enhanced error recovery added to FC-NVMe-2. Join FCIA experts as they guide you through the intricacies of error detection and recovery to provide the most reliable NVMe over Fibre Channel deployment possible.
Glyn Bowden, HPE; Richard George, Health Life Prosperity Shared Ltd; Jim Fister, The Decision Place
Electronic payments, once the purview of a few companies, have expanded to include a variety of financial and technology companies. Internet of Payment (IoP) enables payment processing over many kinds of IoT devices and has also led to the emergence of the micro-transaction. The growth of independent payment services offering e-commerce solutions, such as Square, and the entry of new ways to pay, such as Apple Pay mean that a variety of devices and technologies also have come into wide use.
Along with the rise and dispersal of the payment eco-system, more of our assets that we exchange for payment are becoming digitized as well. When digital ownership is equivalent to physical ownership, security and scrutiny of those digital platforms and methods takes a leap forward in significance.
Assets and funds are now widely distributed across multiple organizations. Physical asset ownership is even being shared between many stakeholders resulting in more ownership opportunities for less investment but in a distributed way.
In this talk we look at the impact of all of these new principles across multiple use cases and how it impacts not only on the consumers driving this behavior but on the underlying infrastructure that supports and enables it. We will look particularly at:
•The cloud network, applications and storage implications of Internet of Payments
•Use of emerging blockchain capabilities for payment histories and smart contracts
•Identity and security challenges at the device in addition to point of payment
•Considerations on architecting IoP solutions for future scale
This webinar is brought to you by the Vivit Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Special Interest Group (SIG).
Whether you’re using waterfall, agile, or some of each, you need to be able to assign work, track progress, and make adjustments as needed. In this webinar, we’ll go over the new Team Management features in Micro Focus Product and Portfolio Management (PPM) and discuss how they fit into your existing Resource Management practice. You’ll see how the features work, hear about real use-cases, and learn:
•How to track capacity across multiple teams and projects
•How to check that you have the right roles filled for upcoming needs
•The best way to make sure you have the right balance for your strategic initiatives
The pandemic has taught data professionals one essential thing. Data is like water when it escapes; it reaches every aspect of the community it inhabits. This fact becomes apparent when the general public has access to statistics, assessments, analysis and even medical journals related to the pandemic, at a scale never seen before.
Insight understands information in context to the degree that you can gain an understanding beyond just the facts presented and instead make reasonable predictions and suppositions about new instances of that data.
Having access to data does not automatically grant the reader knowledge of how to interpret that data or the ability to derive insight. It is even challenging to judge the accuracy or value in that data.
The skill required is known as data literacy, and in this presentation, we will look at how access to one data source will inevitably drive the need to access more. We will examine:
•How data literacy is defined by the ability to interpret and apply context
•What supporting information is needed
•How a data scientist approaches new data sources and the questions they ask of it
•How to seek out supporting or challenging data to validate its accuracy and value for providing insight
•How this impacts underlying information systems and how data platforms need to adjust to this purpose+ data eco-system where data sources are no longer single use
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog: https://bit.ly/30AwN53
Fausto Vaninetti, Cisco Systems and SNIA EMEA Board Advisor; Igor Konopko, Intel; Paul Talbut, SNIA EMEA
RAID on CPU is an enterprise RAID solution specifically designed for NVMe-based solid state drives (SSDs). This innovative technology provides the ability to directly connect NVMe-based SSD’s to PCIe lanes and make RAID arrays using those SSD’s without the need for a RAID Host Bus Adapter (HBA). As a result, customers gain NVMe SSD performance and data availability without the need of a traditional RAID HBA.
This webcast will recall key concepts for NVMe SSDs and RAID levels and will take a deep dive into RAID on the CPU technology and the way it compares to traditional Software and Hardware RAID solutions. Learn more about this new technology and how it is implemented, and gain a clear insight into the advantages of RAID on the CPU.
David Peterson, Broadcom; Barry Maskas, HPE; Kiran Ranabhor, Cisco
Fibre Channel Services such as the Fabric Login Server, Fabric Controller, and Name Server are used to support management and operation of a Fibre Channel Fabric by providing a method of registering and maintaining devices connected in the network. As the need for additional Fabric Services, such as traffic flow analysis and congestion management have surfaced, Fibre Channel continues to evolve to ensure easy data center scalability.
In this webcast, FCIA experts will provide context to the terminology and dive into Fibre Channel Services, including device and topology discovery, zoning, security, clock synchronization and management. It will also decode some common acronyms like, FC-CT, FC-GS-9, and FC-SW-8.
Join us to learn:
•What are Fabric Services?
•Overview of long-standing Fabric Services and what the newer Fabric Services provide
•What is FC-CT? And how does it relate to Fibre Channel Fabric Services?
•Fibre Channel Generic Services and Switch Fabric functionality
With the need to deliver exceptional customer experience, the concept of the zero touch network has been gaining ground. While not a new idea, in 2020 the zero touch network is defined by most as being a network that ensures high availability, reliability and efficiency - automatically. Behind this is a management system that relies on many of the principles of software-defined networking and virtualization.
As 5G begins to be deployed around the globe, the requirements for network transformation has ramped up quickly and is having a significant impact on network operations.
Join this panel of networking experts as they share insights and lessons on how to navigate the new zero touch network and its demands on operations around capacity, latency, reliability and scalability.
Steve Brumer, Partner, BH IoT Group (Moderator)
Brandon Heller, CTO & Co-Founder, Forward Networks
Rama Darbha, Director, Consulting Services, Culumus
Nathan McMahon, Solutions Architect, Avi Networks
Updating the network infrastructure for the 21st century
With virtualization and cloud computing revolutionizing the data center, it's time that the network has its own revolution. Join the Network Infrastructure channel on all the hottest topics for network and storage professionals such as software-defined networking, WAN optimization and more to maintain performance and service in your infrastructure
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