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    Persistent Memory Featured at Open Server Summit and in New NVDIMM Webcast

    April 29th, 2016

    April’s Open Server Summit brought thought leaders together for two days of keynotes, sessions, and a demonstration showcase on converged server-storage-networking infrastructures and open specifications shaping the data center. SNIA board member Rob Peglar of Micron Technology delivered a keynote on new persistent memory directions that create new approaches for system architects.

    A Summit highlight was a SNIA’s Solid State Storage Initiative sponsored panel on … Continue reading


    A Topical, Timely, and Tuned Agenda – It’s Time for Data Storage Innovation 2016

    April 25th, 2016

    There is a sense of anticipation that awaits the unveiling of SNIA’s Data Storage Innovation (DSI)  conference agenda. DSI is unique in its focus as a conference for those that use information technology.  Each year, the agenda expands as hundreds of submissions are received, reviewed, and considered for addition to the schedule.

    2016 brings the most extensive topic agenda to date for DSI, set for … Continue reading


    Break Out of the Mold at Interop 2016

    April 22nd, 2016

    From SNIA Event Partner, Interop

    Leadership isn’t jut for managers and executives – it’s also an essential skill for technologists who want to have a positive impact on their businesses. Interop Las Vegas provides a wide range of programs, including its IT Leadership Summit, workshops, and extensive conference track, that can help IT professionals find their voices and advocate for innovation. Check out the following … Continue reading


    A Q&A on Storage Performance Benchmarking: Block Components

    April 21st, 2016

    For the third time, our storage performance benchmarking experts, Ken Cantrell and Mark Rogov, have generated an abundance of interest (in the form of questions) on block storage performance. If you missed the Webcast, “Storage Performance Benchmarking: Block Components,” it’s available on demand. It was no small effort to answer all the great questions that we received. And for those of you who have … Continue reading


    Explore Interop’s Storage Track

    April 18th, 2016

    From SNIA Event Partner, Interop

    The skyrocketing increase in data, and the desire to better understand and use that data, has focused new attention on storage technologies with higher performance and capacity. Flash, cloud storage, software-defined storage, and converged and hyper-converged infrastructure offer new opportunities for businesses but also change the way organizations must plan for and manage storage. And businesses still must ensure they … Continue reading


    SNIA’s Persistent Memory Education To Be Featured at Open Server Summit 2016

    April 12th, 2016

    sssi boothIf you are in Silicon Valley or the Bay Area this week, SNIA welcomes you to join them and the Solid State Storage Initiative April 13-14 at the Santa Clara Convention Center for Open Server Summit 2016, the industry’s premier event that focuses on the design of next- generation servers with topics on data center efficiency, SSDs, core OS, cloud server design, the future … Continue reading


    Questions Aplenty on NVMe over Fabrics

    April 12th, 2016

    Our live SNIA-ESF Webcast, “Under the Hood with NVMe over Fabrics,” generated more questions than we anticipated, proving to us that this topic is worthy of future discussions. Here are answers to both the questions we took during the live event as well as those we didn’t have time for.

    Q. So fabric is an alternative to PCIe, for those of us familiar Continue reading


    NFS FAQ – Test Your Knowledge

    April 7th, 2016

    How would you rate your NFS knowledge? That’s the question Alex McDonald and I asked our audience at our recent live Webcast, “What is NFS?.” From those who considered themselves to be an NFS expert to those who thought NFS was a bit of a mystery, we got some great questions. As promised, here are answers to all of them. If you think … Continue reading


    Curious about Your Storage Knowledge? It’s a Quick “Test” with SNIA Storage Foundations Certification Practice Exam

    April 7th, 2016

    Whether you’ve recently mastered the basics, or are a storage technology expert,  letting the industry know you are credentialed can (and probably should) be part of your career development process.  SNIA’s Storage Networking Certification Program (SNCP) provides a strong foundation of vendor-neutral, systems-level credentials that integrate with and complement individual vendor certifications. SNCP’s three knowledge “domains” – Concepts – Standards, and Solutions – each provide … Continue reading


    Ethernet RDMA Protocols Support for NVMe over Fabrics – Your Questions Answered

    March 21st, 2016

    Our recent SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum Webcast on How Ethernet RDMA Protocols iWARP and RocE Support NVMe over Fabrics generated a lot of great questions. We didn’t have time to get to all of them during the live event, so as promised here are the answers. If you have additional questions, please comment on this blog and we’ll get back to you as soon as … Continue reading