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    Cloud Storage Development Challenges – An SDC Preview

    July 27th, 2015

    This year’s Storage Developer Conference (SDC) is expected to draw over 400 storage developers and professionals. On August 4th, you can get a sneak preview of key cloud topics that will be covered at SDC in this live Webcast where David Slik and Mark Carlson Co-Chairs of the SNIA Cloud Technical Work Group, together with Yong Chen, Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University … Continue reading


    New Webcast: Storage Performance Benchmarking 101

    July 24th, 2015

    There’s an art to making sense of storage performance benchmarks. That’s why ESF is hosting a live Webcast on this important topic. Please join us on July 30th for “Storage Performance Benchmarking: Introduction and Fundamentals.”   At this Webcast, you’ll gain an understanding of the complexities of benchmarking modern storage arrays and learn the terminology foundations necessary for the rest of the series as … Continue reading


    Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage Q&A

    July 17th, 2015

    Almost 200 people attended our joint Webcast with the Ethernet Alliance: “The 2015 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage.” We had a lot of great questions during the live event, but we did not have time to answer them all. 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 … Continue reading


    Data Recovery and Selective Erasure of Solid State Storage a New Focus at SNIA

    July 15th, 2015

    The rise of solid state storage has been incredibly beneficial to users in a variety of industries. Solid state technology presents a more reliable and efficient alternative to traditional storage devices. However, these benefits have not come without unforeseen drawbacks in other areas. For those in the data recovery and data erase industries, for example, solid state storage has presented challenges. The obstacles to data … Continue reading


    Save the Date: SNIA Emerald Training Webinar July 20-21

    July 9th, 2015

    The SNIA Green TWG (Technical Work Group) and Green Storage Initiative (GSI) will deliver 6 hours of training through a webinar format on July 20th and July 21st. Each day will feature a 3 hour segment from 1PM–4PM Pacific time; July 20th will cover the technical details of the SNIA Emerald v2.1 Specification and supporting test tools; and July 21st will cover the program details … Continue reading


    The Life of a Storage Packet

    July 5th, 2015

    Keeping storage as close to the application as possible and reasonable is important, but different types of storage can make a big difference for performance as well as types of workloads. Starting with the basics and working to more complexity, find out how storage really works in this first of the Packet Walk series of the “Napkin Dialogues” series. Warning: You’re on your own when … Continue reading


    Block Storage in OpenStack Q&A

    June 10th, 2015

    The team at SNIA-ESF and I were very pleased with how many people attended our live “Block Storage in the Open Source Cloud called OpenStack.” If you missed it, please check it out on demand. We had several great questions during the live event. As promised here are answers to all of them. If you have additional questions, please feel free to … Continue reading


    Upcoming Webcast: Hybrid Clouds Part 2

    June 8th, 2015

    On June 10, 2015, SNIACloud will be hosting a live Webcast “Hybrid Clouds Part 2: A Case Study on Building a Bridge between Public and Private Clouds.” There are significant differences in how cloud services are delivered to various categories of users. The integration of these services with traditional IT operations will remain an important success factor but also a challenge for IT … Continue reading


    SSD Data Retention Issue Debunked

    June 1st, 2015

    For the past few weeks, there has been quite a commotion on tech sites, and it was all because of a 5 year old presentation. Someone discovered a set of slides created in 2010 by then-chair of the JEDEC SSD committee, Alvin Cox of Seagate. That person misinterpreted one of the slides to mean that unpowered SSDs would retain data for only a few days … Continue reading


    NFS 4.2 Q&A

    May 28th, 2015

    We received several great questions at our What’s New in NFS 4.2 Webcast. We did not have time to answer them all, so here is a complete Q&A from the live event. If you missed it, it’s now available on demand.

    Q. Are there commercial Linux or windows distributions available which have adopted pNFS?

    A. Yes. RedHat RHEL6.2, Suse SLES 11.3 and Ubuntu 14.10 … Continue reading