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
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog: https://bit.ly/2XUvFIp
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Ben Howard, KinectAir; Glyn Bowden, HPE; Jim Fister, The Decision Place
Start-up companies interested in using business analytics have a series of choices regarding different hardware, software, and services available in the cloud. The decision process for established companies, though, is more significant. Considering whether to use existing practices or start anew creates multiple decision points in any process. This SNIA webcast will feature views from both start-up and established companies on how to make the analytics decision. Attendees should expect to learn:
• Real-world examples of the analytics decision process
• How to use cloud resources in unique ways to accomplish business and engineering goals
• Starting from the perspective of business requirements and developing technical metrics
• Thoughts on when to start new vs. adapt existing analytics processes
Erik Smith, Dell Technologies; Rob Davis, NVIDIA; Nishant Lodha, Marvell; Alex McDonald, SNIA NSF Vice Chair
Over the past several years, many in the NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) ecosystem have used test results demonstrating NVMe-oF’s dramatic reduction in latency as a way to extrapolate the benefit it can provide to application consumers. To date, the focus has been on specialized fabrics like RDMA and Fibre Channel (FC).
Unfortunately, the more important questions have been left as an exercise for the buyer: “How does the transport really impact application performance?” and “How does the transport holistically fit into my environment?”
RDMA based fabrics (e.g., RoCE) provide the lowest possible latency, and FC provides the most reliability, but with the introduction of NVMe/TCP this conversation must also include scale, cost and operations. This webcast will attempt to answer these questions beyond “it depends.”
Gain insights from an industry wide panel of NVMe and fabric technology experts as they discuss the thought process you can use to determine pros and cons of a fabric for your environment, including:
• Use cases driving fabric choices
• NVMe transports and their strengths
• Industry dynamics driving adoption
• Considerations for scale, security, and efficiency
Rob Enderle, Enderle Group; Eric Hibbard, SNIA Security Technical Work Group; Jim Fister, The Decision Place
Artificial Intelligence technologies are possibly the most substantive and meaningful change to modern business. The ability to process large amounts of data with varying degrees of structure and form enables large leaps in insight to drive revenue and profit. Likewise, governments and civil society have significant opportunity for improvement of the lives of the populace. However, with the power that AI brings comes the risks of any technology innovation. This interactive session will cover some of the ethical issues that AI can bring. Attendees should expect to learn:
• How making decisions at the speed of AI could be ethically challenging
• Examples of how companies have structures to approach AI policy
• The pitfalls of managing the human side of AI development
• Potential legal implications of using AI to make decisions
• Advice for addressing potential ethics issues before they are unsolvable
Scott Sinclair, Enterprise Strategy Group; Marcus Thordal, Broadcom; Craig Carlson, Marvell; Kiran Ranabhor, Cisco
Got Fibre Channel questions? Here’s your chance to get them answered. Coming together from multiple vendors and various technical disciplines, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA’s) depth of Fibre Channel expertise in unmatched.
On February 24, 2021, FCIA experts will share their knowledge by answering your Fibre Channel questions. Wondering which workloads are best suited for NVMe over Fibre Channel or why Fabric Services are important? Perhaps you have a specific question on performance, peer zoning or cabling & connectors. Ask away!
So, whether you’re a Fibre Channel novice or you’ve been working with it for 20 years, you likely have at least one question that could use some clarification. You may submit up to three questions for our panel. We’ll do our best to get to them all.
Submit your Fibre Channel questions here: http://bit.ly/AskFCIA
John Kim, NVIDIA; Eric Hibbard, SNIA; Alex McDonald, SNIA; Tom Friend, Illuminosi
So much of what we discuss within SNIA is the latest emerging technologies in storage. While it’s good to know about what technology is coming, it’s also important to understand the technologies that should be sunsetted.
In this webcast, you’ll learn about storage technologies and practices in your data center that are ready for refresh or possibly retirement. Find out why some long-standing technologies and practices should be re-evaluated. We’ll discuss:
•Obsolete hardware, protocols, interfaces and other aspects of storage
•Why certain technologies are no longer in general use
•Technologies on their way out and why
•Drivers for change
•Justifications for obsoleting proven technologies
•Trade-offs risks: new faster/better vs. proven/working tech
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at https://bit.ly/3aGyeUK
Eric Hibbard, SNIA Security TWG, Mounir Elmously, Ernst & Young; Alex McDonald, SNIA CSTI 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
• Data Protection (Mounir)
o Strategies to combat malware
o Minimizing ransomware risks
• How emerging technologies (5G, IoT, AI, etc.) expand the threat landscape
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at https://bit.ly/3qp2j0B
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
After you watch the presentation, check out the Q&A blog: https://bit.ly/3a8ohPX
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
After you watch the video, check-out the Q&A blog: https://sniacloud.com/video-analytics-qa/
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!
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog: https://bit.ly/2VXPD3e
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
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog https://bit.ly/2JZNRvO
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