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    Open Source Software-Only Storage – Really.

    May 24th, 2016

    Virtually any storage solution is more parts software than hardware. Having said this, users don’t care as much about the percentage of hardware vs. software. They want their consumption experience to be easy and fast to start up, with a pay-as-you-grow model and with the ability to scale without limits. So, it should not be a shock that real IT organizations are using software-only on … Continue reading


    Your Questions Answered on NVDIMM

    May 23rd, 2016

    The recent NVDIMM webcasts on the SNIA BrightTALK Channel sparked many questions from the almost 1,000 viewers who have watched it live or downloaded the on-demand cast. Now,  NVDIMM SIG Chairs Arthurnvdimm blog Sainio and Jeff Chang answer 35 of them in this blog.  Did you miss the live broadcasts? No worries, you can view NVDIMM and other webcasts on the SNIA webcast channel https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/663/snia-webcasts.… Continue reading


    Architectural Principles for Networked Solid State Storage Access

    May 20th, 2016

    There are many permutations of technologies, interconnects and application level approaches in play with solid state storage today.  In fact, it is becoming increasingly difficult to reason clearly about which problems are best solved by various permutations of these. That’s why the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum, together with the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative, is hosting a live Webcast, “Architectural Principles for Networked Solid Continue reading


    Data Protection and OpenStack Mitaka

    May 20th, 2016

    Interested in data protection and storage-related features of OpenStack? Then please join us for a live SNIA Webcast “Data Protection and OpenStack Mitaka” on June 22nd. We’ve pulled together an expert team to discuss the data protection capabilities of the OpenStack Mitaka release, which includes multiple new resiliency features. Join Dr. Sam Fineberg, Distinguished Technologist (HPE), and Ben Swartzlander, Project Team … Continue reading


    Out and About with SNIA

    May 6th, 2016

    SNIA welcomes their friends and colleagues to join them at one or more upcoming conferences in May and June 2016.

    The second annual In-Memory Computing Summit is May 23-24, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. This conference is the only industry-wide event of its kind, tailored to in-memory computing-related technologies and solutions. The IMC Summit is a multi-track conference that brings together in-memory computing … Continue reading


    Find out How iSCSI is Evolving

    May 4th, 2016

    The next Ethernet Storage Forum Webcast. “Evolution of iSCSI including iSER, iSCSI over RDMA Ethernet,” will focus on developments with iSCSI – the Internet Protocol standard for transferring SCSI commands across an Ethernet network, enabling hosts to link to storage devices wherever they may be.  At this Webcast on May 24th, I will be joined by Fred Knight, Standards Technologist at NetApp, and … Continue reading


    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