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    Life of a Storage Packet (Walk): Q&A

    November 27th, 2015

    We got a lot of great questions at our recent Ethernet Storage Forum webcast “The Life of a Storage Packet (Walk).” As promised, we’ve compiled all the questions with fairly detailed answers. We hope this blog helps to clear up any confusion or uncertainties. If you think of additional questions, please comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we … Continue reading

    Come See SNIA at the Software-Defined Infrastructure Summit

    November 24th, 2015

    Demand for software-defined infrastructure (SDI) is on the rise, and with good reason. SDI helps data centers meet the challenges of cloud computing, big data/analytics, mobility and social media, in an agile and cost-effective way.  I’m pleased to announce that SNIA will be an active participant at next week’s Software-Defined Infrastructure Summit in Santa Clara, CA, December 1-3.

    My colleagues and I at the SNIA … Continue reading

    Upcoming Webcast: The Impact of International Data Protection Legislation on the Cloud

    November 13th, 2015

    Data Privacy vs. data protection has become a heated debate in businesses around the world as governments across the globe are proposing and enacting strong data privacy and data protection regulations. Join us on November 18th for our next Cloud Storage live Webcast “Data Privacy vs. Data Protection: The Impact of International Data Protection Legislation on the Cloud.

    Mandating frameworks that include … Continue reading

    New Webcast: The Life of a Storage Packet (Walk)

    November 10th, 2015

    Wonder how storage really works? 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 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 … Continue reading

    Assessing SSD Performance in the Data Center

    October 20th, 2015

    By Marty Foltyn

    As solid state drives (SSDs) are deployed in datacenters around the world in both hybrid HDD/SSD and all flash arrays (AFAs), it is becoming increasingly important to understand what metrics are relevant to assess SSD datacenter performance. While the traditional metrics of IO operations per second (IOPS), Bandwidth, and Response Times are commonly used, it is becoming more important to report and … Continue reading

    New White Paper: An Updated Overview of NFSv4

    October 20th, 2015

    Maybe you’ve asked yourself recently; “Hmm, I wonder what’s new in NFSv4?” Maybe (and more likely) you haven’t; but you should.

    During the last few years, NFSv4 has become the version of choice for many users, and there are lots of great reasons for making the transition from NFSv3 to NFSv4. Not the least of which is that it’s a relatively straightforward transition.

    But there’s … Continue reading

    OpenStack Manila – A Q&A on Liberty and Mitaka

    October 16th, 2015

    Our recent Webcast with OpenStack Manila OpenStack Manila Project Team Lead (PTL), Ben Swartzlander, generated a lot of great questions. As promised, we’ve complied answers for all of the questions that came in. If you think of additional questions, please feel free to comment on this blog. And if you missed the live Webcast, it’s now available on-demand.

    Q. Is Hitachi Data Systems contributing Continue reading

    Moving Data Protection to the Cloud: Key Considerations

    October 13th, 2015

    Leveraging the cloud for data protection can be an advantageous and viable option for many organizations, but first you must understand the pros and cons of different approaches. Join us on Nov. 17th for our live Webcast, “Moving Data Protection to the Cloud: Trends, Challenges and Strategies” where we’ll discuss the experiences of others with advice on how to avoid the pitfalls, … Continue reading

    Storage Performance Benchmarking – The Sequel

    October 7th, 2015

    We at the Ethernet Storage Forum heard you loud and clear. You need more info on storage performance benchmarking. Our first Webcast, “Storage Performance Benchmarking: Introduction and Fundamentals” was tremendously popular – reaching over 2x the average audience, while hundreds more have read our Q&A blog on the same topic. So, back by popular demand Mark Rogov, Advisory Systems Engineer at EMC, Ken Cantrell, … Continue reading

    See SNIA at OpenStack Summit Tokyo

    October 6th, 2015

    Are you headed to the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo later this month? If so, I encourage you to stop by two “Birds of a Feather” (BoF) sessions I’ll be hosting on behalf of SNIA. Here’s the info on both of them:

    Extending OpenStack Swift with S3 and CDMI Interfaces – Tues. Oct. 27th 11:15 a.m.

    Cloud application developers using the OpenStack infrastructure are demanding … Continue reading