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
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 CarlsonAugust 3rd, 2016
Mark 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.
SNIA on Storage (SoS): Within SNIA, what is the most … Continue reading
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 http://www.flashmemorysummit.com
On Monday, August 8, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, a SNIA Education Afternoon will be … Continue reading
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.
The ISO/IEC 27040:2015 Information technology – … Continue reading
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
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
Many times we know things without even realizing it, or remembering how we came to know them. In technology, this often comes from direct, personal experience rather than some systematic process. In turn, this leads to “best practices” that come from tribal knowledge, rather than any inherent codified set of rules to follow.
In the world of storage, for example, it’s very tempting to simply … Continue reading
Ethernet technology had been a proven standard for over 30 years and there are many networked storage solutions based on Ethernet. While storage devices are evolving rapidly with new standards and specifications, Ethernet is moving towards higher speeds as well: 10Gbps, 25Gbps, 50Gbps and 100Gbps….making it time to re-introduce Ethernet Networked Storage.
That’s exactly what Rob Davis and I plan to do on August 4… Continue reading
The SNIA Data Protection and Capacity Optimization Committee (DPCO) would like to announce the creation of a new, Special Interest Group focusing on Data Replication for Disaster Recovery (DR) Standards. The mission of this SIG is focused on investigating existing ISO standards, carrying out surveys, and studying current guidance in order to identify if there is a need to improve the interoperability and resiliency, and/or … Continue reading