Flash Memory Summit Tutorial Abstracts

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Synthetic Enterprise Workload Testing
Eden Kim

Abstract

Develop a test plan for Synthetic Enterprise Workloads using SNIA PTS test methodologies. Emphasis is on IOPS and Response Time distributions at different Demand Intensity and effects of Saturation IOPS & Response Times. Test flow can be used as a template for testing other Synthetic workload access patterns.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what are Demand Intensity, Confidence Levels and Synthetic Application Workloads
  • Learn how to evaluate IOPS and Response Time Saturation
  • Learn how to do a Confidence Level Sensitivity analysis and how to build a test template for synthetic workloads

Case for Flash Storage – How it Can Benefit Your Enterprise
Dejan Kocic

Abstract

Flash storage is becoming important factor for both consumers and in the enterprises . Benefits of flash storage are many, but much higher cost of flash storage as compared to traditional storage is making it hard to justify financially buying of the flash storage.

What many storage customers don’t necessarily realized that price per gigabyte of capacity is outdated model and it does not represent true cost of storage. Many enterprise consumers of storage keep buying more and more hard drives, not to satisfy capacity requirement, but to satisfy performance requirement, but when total cost of ownership is taken into consideration, flash storage becomes very competitive with much smaller footprint, cooling and power requirements. There are also certain workloads, which can benefit tremendously from using flash storage and those will be discussed in this presentation.


PCI Express and Its Interfaces to Flash Storage Architectures
Ron Emerick

Abstract

There are a variety of ways to connect Storage to a System. All of them go through PCI Express. What are the options and benefits and shortfalls to these options to the system? Connecting Flash devices to the PCI Express, IO Virtualization are here. What are PCIe Storage Devices – why do you care? This session describes PCI Express, Single Root IO Virtualization and the implications on Flash Storage Devices and impacts of all these changes on storage connectivity, storage transfer rates. This tutorial will provide the attendee with:

Learning Objectives

  • PCI Express Architecture discussion
  • Types of Flash Connectivity available
  • Implications and Impacts of Flash and PCIe Storage Devices to Storage Connectivity.
  • IO Virtualization connectivity possibilities in the Data Center (via PCI Express).
  • What comes after this – who knows?

Benefits of Flash in Enterprise Storage Systems
Alex McDonald

Abstract

Targeted primarily at an IT audience, this presentation, an update to a populate SNIA Tutorial, provides an overview of the impact of NAND Flash on Enterprise storage systems. After describing the architectural impact, the session goes on to describe where Flash fits in today's Enterprise Storage solutions, with descriptions of specific use cases. Finally the presentation speculates on what the future will bring.


Practical Secure Storage: A Vendor Agnostic Overview
Walt Hubis

Abstract

This presentation will explore the fundamental concepts of implementing secure enterprise storage using current technologies. This tutorial will focus on the implementation of a practical secure storage system, independent of any specific vendor implementation or methodology. The high level requirements that drive the implementation of secure storage for the enterprise, including legal issues, key management, current technologies available to the end user, and fiscal considerations will be explored in detail. In addition, actual implementation examples will be provided that illustrate how these requirements are applied to actual systems implementations.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the drivers for secure storage
  • Understand the key technical concepts of secure storage
  • Explore cost effective methods for securing storage in various environments

SNIA Tutorial Panel - The Future of Flash Memory
Moderator: Alex McDonald

Panelists: Walt Hubis
Eden Kim
Dejan Kocic
Ron Emerick

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