April 26th, 2015
SSDs present particular challenges when trying to erase all data or attempting to recover data from a broken drive. To address these issues, a new Data Recovery/Erase Special Interest Group has been formed within the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative.
The goal of the SIG is to provide a forum in which solution providers and solid state storage manufacturers can collaborate to enable data recovery … Continue reading
April 21st, 2015
As more and more health care providers leverage the efficiencies of the cloud, the need to share health care data across different cloud services arises. Sharing health care data across cloud services must ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the health data and preserve the privacy of the patients in such a way that revealing the data to other data requestors is performed only … Continue reading
April 13th, 2015
We’re excited to announce our next ESF Webcast on NFSv4.2. With NFSv4.1 implemented on several commercial NFS systems, an established Linux client and a new pNFS Linux server, there is a continued growth of NFS usage in the IT industry. NFSv4.1, first introduced in 2010, meets many needs in the modern datacenter, but there are still technologies and advanced techniques that NFS developers want … Continue reading
April 1st, 2015
At our recent SNIA ESF Webcast “Visions for Ethernet Connected Drives” Chris DePuy of the Dell’Oro Group discussed potential benefits, use cases, and challenges of Ethernet connected drives. It’s not surprising that we had a lot of questions given that this market is in its infancy. As promised during our live event, here are answers to questions from the audience. If you think … Continue reading
March 12th, 2015
The ESF continues our busy schedule hosting informative Webcasts, writing and publishing articles and participating at industry conferences. 2015 also brings a change in ESF leadership. I’d like to welcome Chad Hintz of Cisco as our newest ESF board member. Chad has been elected as chair of our Storage over Ethernet Special Interest Group (SIG).
The Storage over Ethernet SIG is focused on a growing … Continue reading
March 10th, 2015
On March 18th, SNIA-CSI will be hosting a live Webcast “Hybrid Clouds: Bridging Private and Public Cloud Infrastructures.”
Every IT consumer is using (or is planning to use) cloud in one form or another. The emphasis on the design and implementation of cloud architectures is often made without consideration of where the cloud storage and compute should be located and the … Continue reading
March 9th, 2015
At our recent live Webcast “Benefits of RDMA in Accelerating Ethernet Storage Connectivity” experts from Emulex, Intel and Microsoft had an insightful discussion on the ways RDMA is having an impact on Ethernet storage. The live event was attended by nearly 200 people and feedback was overwhelming positive with several attendees thanking us for our vendor neutral presentation and one attendee commenting that … Continue reading
March 2nd, 2015
At our annual SNIA Members’ Symposium in San Jose, the Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) elected our 2015 CSI board. I’d like to officially welcome our newest board member, Glyn Bowden from HP. HP now joins our growing list of member companies.
The CSI is committed to the adoption, growth and standardization of cloud storage and related cloud data services to promote interoperability and portability … Continue reading
February 27th, 2015
Our recent live SNIA Cloud Webcast “LTFS Bulk Transfer Standard” is now available on-demand. Thanks to all the folks who attended the live event. We did not have time to address all of the questions, so here are answers to them. If you think of additional questions, please feel free to comment on this blog.
Q. The LTFS standard seems to support shared … Continue reading
February 20th, 2015
Mark your calendar for March 25th as SNIA-ESF, together with the Dell’Oro Group, will be hosting a live Webcast, “Visions for Ethernet Connected Drives.” The arrival of mass-storage services, the emergence of analytics applications and the adoption of object storage by the cloud-services industry have provided an impetus for new storage hardware architectures. One such underlying hardware technology is the Ethernet … Continue reading