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    SNIA’s Solid State Storage Initiative Advances the Industry at Flash Memory Summit

    August 28th, 2015

    A classic case of SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) member collaboration for industry advancement was on display in the SSSI booth for NVDIMM-N demonstration at the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2015. Under the direction of SSSI Chair Jim Ryan and coordinated by NVDIMM SIG co chairs Arthur Sainio and Jeff Chang and TechDev Committee chair Eden Kim, the SSSI was able to update and … Continue reading


    OpenStack File Services Options

    August 17th, 2015

    How can OpenStack consume and control file services appropriate to High Performance Compute (HPC) in a cloud and multi-tenanted environment? Find out on September 22nd when SNIA Cloud hosts a live Webcast and examines two approaches to integration.

    One approach is to have OpenStack manage the storage infrastructure services using Cinder, Nova and Neutron to provide HPC Filesystem as a Service.

    A second option … Continue reading


    Storage Performance Benchmarking Q&A

    August 12th, 2015

    Our recent SNIA-ESF webcast, “Storage Performance Benchmarking: Introduction and Fundamentals” really struck a chord! It was our most highly rated and well attended webcast to date with more than 300 people at the live event. If you missed it, it’s now available on-demand. Thanks again to my colleagues, Ken Cantrell and Mark Rogov, who did an outstanding job explaining the basics and … Continue reading


    New Webcast: Data Center Congestion Control

    August 5th, 2015

    How do new architectures being deployed in today’ s data centers affect IP-based storage? Find out on September 15th in our next SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum live Webcast, “Data Center Congestion Control,” where we will discuss new architectures and a new congestion control mechanism called CONGA. Developed from research done at Stanford, CONGA is a network-based distributed congestion-aware load balancing mechanism. It … Continue reading


    SNIA Emerald™ Specification is now widely utilized by many vendors as part of the EPA EnergyStar Data Center Storage Program

    July 30th, 2015

    Since the release of SNIA Emerald measurement test specification v2.0.2 in 2013 and the EnergyStar Data Center Storage Program V1.0 going into effect in 2013, storage system vendors across the industry have been testing their systems throughout 2014 and into 2015.  Over 100 EnergyStar storage system test reports are available for public access at http://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-data-center-storage/results from vendors including Dell, DotHill, EMC, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, … Continue reading


    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