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    SNIA Storage Developer Conference-The Knowledge Continues

    October 13th, 2016

    SNIA’s 18th Storage Developer Conference is officially a success, with 124 general and breakout sessions;  Cloud Interoperability, Kinetiplugfest 5c Storage, and SMB3 plugfests; ten Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions, and amazing networking among 450+ attendees.  Sessions on NVMe over Fabrics won the title of most attended, but Persistent Memory, Object Storage, and Performance were right behind.  Many thanks to SDC 2016 Sponsors, who engaged attendees in exciting technology … Continue reading

    Not a Tempest But a Seachange – Persistent Memory

    October 12th, 2016

    by Marty Foltyn

    Persistent memory discussions are capturing the minds of SNIA members and colleagues.  At last month’s SNIA Storage Developer Conference, NVM (non-volatile memory) and NVMe sessions were standing-room-only, and opinion sharing continued into animated hallway discussions.  I encourage you to check out the many presentations on the SNIA SDC website, and to download the live recordings of the keynotes here.

    memconSNIA continued … Continue reading

    The Everything You Want To Know About Storage Is On Again With Part Mauve – The Architecture Pod

    October 11th, 2016

    The first installment of our “colorful” Webcast series, “Everything You Wanted To Know about Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask – Part Chartreuse,” covered the fundamental elements of storage systems. If you missed it, you can check it out on-demand. On November 1st, we’ll be back at it, focusing on the network aspect of storage systems with “Everything Continue reading

    Containers: No Shortage of Interest or Questions

    October 10th, 2016

    Based on record-breaking registration and attendance at our recent SNIA Cloud webcast, Intro to Containers, Container Storage and Docker, It’s clear that containers is a hot topic that folks want to learn more about – especially from a vendor-neutral authority like SNIA. If you missed the live event, it’s now available on-demand together with the webcast slides.

    We were bombarded with questions at … Continue reading

    Clustered File Systems: No Limits

    October 7th, 2016

    Today’s storage world would appear to have been divided into three major and mutually exclusive categories: block, file and object storage. The marketing that shapes much of the user demand would appear to suggest that these are three quite distinct animals, and many systems are sold as exclusively either SAN for block, NAS for file or object. And object is often conflated with cloud, a … Continue reading

    New SNIA Swordfish Specification Enables Scalable Storage Management – A Conversation with the SNIA Technical Work Group Development Team

    September 19th, 2016

    SNIA_SwordfishLogoA new SNIA specification offers a unified approach to managing storage and servers in environments like hyperscale and cloud infrastructures.  SNIA on Storage recently sat down with SNIA member volunteers from the Scalable Storage Management Technical Work Group (SSM TWG), who just announced the completion of Version 1.0 of the SNIA SwordfishTM storage management specification, to learn more.

    SNIA on Storage (SOS): What prompted Continue reading

    Cloud Object Storage – You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

    August 30th, 2016

    The SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative hosted a live Webcast “Cloud Object Storage 101.” Like any “101” type course, there were a lot of good questions. Here they all are – with our answers. If you have additional questions, please let us know by commenting on this blog.

    Q. How do you envision the new role of tape (LTO) in this unstructured data growth?Continue reading

    Innovate Here – Storage Developer Conference Returns September 19-22 in Santa Clara CA

    August 29th, 2016

    The change of seasons is almost upon us, and what better activity to spark creativity and innovation in a storage developer’s mind than the SNIA Storage Developer Conference!  Now in its 18th year, our conference, created by developers for developers, is renowned for its highly technical content – no marketing hype here- spanning a range of storage and IT topics.  This year, you can choose … Continue reading

    Containers, Docker and Storage: An Introduction

    August 26th, 2016

    Containers are the latest in what are new and innovative ways of packaging, managing and deploying distributed applications. On October 6th, the SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative will host a live webcast, “Intro to Containers, Container Storage Challenges and Docker.” Together with our guest speaker from Docker, Keith Hudgins, we’ll begin by introducing the concept of containers. You’ll learn what they are … Continue reading

    Join the Online Survey on Disaster Recovery

    August 15th, 2016

    To start things off for the Disaster Recovery Special Interest Group (SIG) described in the previous blog post, the DPCO Committee has put together an online survey of how enterprises are doing data replication and Disaster Recovery and what issues they are encountering. Please join this effort by responding to this brief survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W3DRKYD

    THANK YOU in advance for doing this!  It should take … Continue reading