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Key Value Storage API Specification v1.1

This document describes the Key Value (KV) Storage API specification for SSD storage devices with Key Value Storage. It provides applications with an interface to the KV functions available across multiple vendor SSD products independent of the underlying implementation, allowing developers to take advantage of KV storage without having to change the application as KV storage evolves.

Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) v2.0.0

The CDMI™ 2.0 International Standard is intended for application developers who are implementing cloud storage systems, and who are developing applications to manage cloud storage. It documents how to access cloud storage namespaces and how to manage the data stored in these namespaces. CDMI 2.0 adds support for encrypted objects, delegated access control, as well as general clarifications and errata contributed by vendors implementing the CDMI standard.

New Computational Storage Architecture and Programming Model for Public Review

This updated version incorporates efforts to drive standard terminology and direction of this innovative technology. And includes new Illustrative examples of use models for deploying solutions.


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Optimizing NVMe over Fabrics Performance Q&A
SINA Experts answer questions on the factors impacting different Ethernet transport performance for NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) and provide data comparisons of NVMe over Fabrics tests with iWARP, RoCEv2 and TCP. SNIA NSF Blog


#134: Best Practices for OpenZFS L2ARC in the Era of NVMe
by Ryan McKenzie, Performance Engineer, iX Systems SNIA Podcasts


Upcoming Webcast: Storage Networking Security Series: Securing Data in Transit
In this webcast, we'll cover what the threats are to your data as it's transmitted, how attackers can interfere with data along its journey, and methods of putting effective protection measures in place for data in transit SNIA Webcasts


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