Storage Field Day 13

SNIA Highlights Persistent Memory and Scalable Storage Management at Storage Field Day 13

SNIA returned to Storage Field Day on June 15, 2017 with experts,  Rob Peglar, SNIA Board member and senior vice president and CTO at Symbolic IO, and Richelle Ahlvers, co-chair of the SNIA Scalable Storage Management Technical Work Group and principal storage management architect at Broadcom Limited. Their presentations on Persistent Memory and Scalable Storage Management are now available on demand. Check them out to learn:

  • How the convergence of storage and memory will revolutionize computer architecture (Download Slides)
  • How the SNIA Swordfish™ customer-centric interface handles the management of storage equipment and services found in modern data centers (Download Slides)

SNIA Persistent Memory Introduction with Rob Peglar

Rob Peglar, SNIA Board Member and SVP at Symbolic IO, gives an overview on what the organization is developing and promoting with persistent memory. Rob frames this simply as having persistent storage living within a memory slot.

SNIA NVM Programming Model with Rob Peglar

Rob Peglar, SNIA Board Member and SVP at Symbolic IO, reviews the non-volatile memory programming model. This was developed to give a standard around which to programmatically address this emergent storage medium. Rob also takes time to answer delegate questions surrounding how this software model in implemented in hardware.

SNIA NVDIMMs with with Rob Peglar

Rob Peglar, SNIA Board Member and SVP at Symbolic IO, reviews the specifications for different NVDIMM modules that SNIA has developed. These are vendor agnostic, and use a memory controller to manage data over the fast memory interface to either NAND flash, or a combination of flash and DRAM.

Reel It In: SNIA Swordfish with Richelle Ahlvers

Richelle Ahlvers, Chair, SNIA Scalable Storage Management Technical Working Group, and Principal Storage Management Architect with Broadcom, gives an introduction to Swordfish. This was designed out of a need to improve storage management APIs in terms of efficiency, with the goal of making them applicable to hyperconverged and hyperscale users. This is a client-oriented, built on the DMTF Redfish specification.