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    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.

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    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.

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    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


    The Changing World of SNIA Technical Work – A Conversation with Technical Council Chair Mark Carlson

    August 3rd, 2016

    carlson_mark_resizeMark Carlson is the current Chair of the SNIA Technical Council (TC). Mark has been a SNIA member and volunteer for over 18 years, and also wears many other SNIA hats.   Recently, SNIA on Storage sat down with Mark to discuss his first nine months as the TC Chair and his views on the industry.

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    Flash Memory Summit Highlights SNIA Innovations in Persistent Memory & Flash

    July 28th, 2016

    SNIA and the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) invite you to join them at Flash Memory Summit 2016, August 8-11 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. SNIA members and colleagues receive $100 off any conference package using the code “SNIA16” by August 4 when registering for Flash Memory Summit at fms boothhttp://www.flashmemorysummit.com

    On Monday, August 8, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, a SNIA Education Afternoon will be … Continue reading


    Securing Fibre Channel Storage

    July 21st, 2016

    by Eric Hibbard, SNIA Storage Security TWG Chair, and SNIA Storage Security TWG team members

    Fibre Channel is often viewed as a specialized form of networking that lives within data centers and which neither has, or requires, special security protections. Neither of these assumptions is true, but finding the appropriate details to secure Fibre Channel infrastructure can be challenging.summit2

    The ISO/IEC 27040:2015 Information technology – Continue reading


    Q&A – OpenStack Mitaka and Data Protection

    July 19th, 2016

    At our recent SNIA Webcast “Data Protection and OpenStack Mitaka,” Ben Swartzlander, Project Team Lead OpenStack Manila (NetApp), and Dr. Sam Fineberg, Distinguished Technologist (HPE), provided terrific insight into data protection capabilities surrounding OpenStack. If you missed the Webcast, I encourage you to watch it on-demand at your convenience. We did not have time to get to all of out attendees’ questions during … Continue reading


    What Do 650 of Your Colleagues Know That You Don’t Know?

    July 19th, 2016

    wordcloud 4Is your head spinning with all the variations in solid state storage technologies, interconnects, and application level approaches on the market today?

    Then you will want to mark your professional calendar – at YOUR convenience – to watch the SNIA BrighTalk webcast: Architectural Principles for Networked Solid State Storage Access,” – one of the most successful ever produced by SNIA!

    In this on-demand webcast, … Continue reading