Upcoming Events

Storage Developer Conference
Tuesday, September 28 - Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Virtual Conference

Taking place virtually on September 28-29, 2021, SNIA's Storage Developer Conference (SDC) will bring the global storage developer community together to collaborate and network through the sharing of ideas, industry developments and best practices.

Storage for AI Applications
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Everyone enjoys having storage that is fast, reliable, scalable, and affordable. But it turns out different applications have different storage needs in terms of I/O requirements, capacity, data sharing, and security. Some need local storage, some need a centralized storage array, and others need distributed storage—which itself could be local or networked. One application might excel with block storage while another with file or object storage. With limited resources, it’s important to understand the storage intent of the applications in order to choose the right storage and storage networking strategy, rather than discovering the hard way that you’ve chosen the wrong solution for your application.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology which itself encompasses a broad range of use cases, largely divided into training and inference. In this webcast, we’ll look at what types of storage are typically needed for different aspects of AI, including different types of access (local vs. networked, block vs. file vs. object) and different performance requirements. And we will discuss how different AI implementations balance the use of on-premises vs. cloud storage. Tune in to this SNIA Networking Storage Forum (NSF) webcast to boost your natural (not artificial) intelligence about application-specific storage.

Next-generation Interconnects: The Critical Importance of Connectors and Cables
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Modern data centers systems consist of hundreds of sub-systems that are all connected with optical transceivers, copper cables, and industry standards-based connectors and cages. For interconnecting storage subsystems, two things are happening: Speeds are radically increasing making the maximum reach of copper wire interconnects very short and, at the same time, increasingly larger storage systems are expanding in size and much further apart. This is making longer reach optical technologies much more popular. However, optical interconnect technologies are more costly and complex compared to copper with a plethora of new buzz-words and technology concepts.

The rate of change from the huge uptick in data demand is accelerating new product developments at an incredible pace. While much of the enterprise industry is still on 10G/40G/100GbE speeds, the next generation optics groups are already commercializing 800G with 1.6Tb transceivers in discussion! Today, it’s all about power, cost, and upgrade paths.

In this SNIA Network Storage Forum webinar we’ll cover the latest in the impressive array of data center infrastructure solutions designed to address expanding requirements for higher-bandwidth and lower-power. This will include next-generation solutions leveraging copper and optics to deliver high signal integrity, lower-latency, and lower insertion loss to achieve maximum efficiency, speed, and density.

Annual Members' Meeting
Thursday, October 21, 2021

SNIA members are encouraged to attend the 2021 Annual Members Teleconference on October 21, 2021, 8:00 – 9:00 am PT. Join the SNIA Board, Chair, Treasurer, and Executive Director for an update on the organization’s vision, mission, technical and initiative/forum work, financial health, and strategy for the future of SNIA and the storage industry

Cloud Storage and Big Data, A Marriage Made in the Clouds
Thursday, October 21, 2021
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

This talk will focus on the history of “Big Data” and how it has pushed the storage envelope, eventually resulting in a seemingly perfect relationship with Cloud Storage. But local storage is the 3rd wheel in this relationship, and won’t go down easy. Can this marriage survive when Big Data is being pulled in two directions? Should Big Data pick one, or can the three of them live happily ever after? This webcast will cover:

  • The impact of edge computing
  • The erosion of the data center
  • Managing data-on-the-fly
  • Grid management
  • Next-gen Hadoop and related technologies
  • Supporting AI workloads
  • Data gravity and distributed data

OCP Global Summit
Tuesday, November 9 - Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Hybrid - Live at San Jose Convention Center and virtual

SNIA is pleased to be a sponsor of the Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit, November 9-10, 2021 in San Jose, CA and also as a virtual event. SNIA SFF standards will be featured in two sessions on Wednesday, November 10: SFF Driving Future Server Needs by Anthony Constantine, and Native NVMe-of Drives: Optimizing Networked Storage Capacity by Mark Carlson. A full agenda can be found here. The SNIA booth will feature Chat with SNIA Experts: scheduled times where SNIA volunteer leadership will answer questions on SNIA SwordfishTM and Redfish, computational storage, persistent memory, SSD and form factor standards, SNIA technical work on NVMe and NVMe-oF, and SNIA’s vision for 2021 and beyond.

SNIA members and colleagues can receive 20% off registration using the code SNIA27J6. Register for OCP Summit

Sunday, November 14 - Friday, November 19, 2021
Hybrid - Live in St. Louis, MO and remote

Join SNIA and industry association colleagues in an Industry Standards Pavilion, booth 1507, at SC21, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis, November 14-19, 2021  SNIA Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative will feature live computational storage and solid state architecture demonstrations, and a persistent memory workshop and software development hackathon. Seamless standards-based open source management will be spotlighted by SNIA, DMTF®, and OpenFabrics Alliance. 

Both live in St. Louis and remote participation information is here.