Upcoming Events

OpenFabrics Alliance (Virtual) Workshop 2021
Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19, 2021
Virtual Workshop

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is committed to accelerating the development of high performance fabrics. The annual OFA Workshop is a premier means of fostering collaboration among those who develop fabrics, deploy fabrics, and create applications that rely on fabrics. It is the only event of its kind where fabric developers and users can discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and address problems that exist today.

Click here to view the 2021 Call for Sessions – deadline to submit a proposal is January 22, 2021 by 5 p.m. PT.

Click here to register – the event is free of charge for all attendees.

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Artificial Intelligence technologies are possibly the most substantive and meaningful change to modern business. The ability to process large amounts of data with varying degrees of structure and form enables large leaps in insight to drive revenue and profit. Likewise, governments and civil society have significant opportunity for improvement of the lives of the populace. However, with the power that AI brings comes the risks of any technology innovation. This interactive session will cover some of the ethical issues that AI can bring. Attendees should expect to learn:

  • How making decisions at the speed of AI could be ethically challenging
  • Examples of how companies have structures to approach AI policy
  • The pitfalls of managing the human side of AI development
  • Potential legal implications of using AI to make decisions
  • Advice for addressing potential ethics issues before they are unsolvable

NVMe-oF: Looking Beyond Performance Hero Numbers
Thursday, March 25, 2021
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

When it comes to performance of NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) one should look beyond test results that demonstrate NVMe-oF’s dramatic reduction in latency. There are other, more important, questions that should be asked in order to understand the fabric’s real-world benefits. This webcast will attempt to answer questions beyond “it depends.”

Gain insights from an industry wide panel of NVMe and fabric technology experts as they discuss the thought process you can use to determine pros and cons of a fabric for your environment, including:

  • Use cases driving fabric choices
  • NVMe transports and their strengths
  • Industry dynamics driving adoption
  • Considerations for scale, security, and efficiency

Adapting Cloud Analytics for Practical Business Use
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Start-up companies interested in using business analytics have a series of choices regarding different hardware, software, and services available in the cloud. The decision process for established companies, though, is more significant. Considering whether to use existing practices or start anew creates multiple decision points in any process. This SNIA webcast will feature views from both start-up and established companies on how to make the analytics decision. Attendees should expect to learn:

  • Real-world examples of the analytics decision process
  • How to use cloud resources in unique ways to accomplish business and engineering goals
  • Starting from the perspective of business requirements and developing technical metrics
  • Thoughts on when to start new vs. adapt existing analytics processes

Persistent Memory + Computational Storage Summit 2021
Wednesday, April 21 - Thursday, April 22, 2021
Virtual Conference

Complimentary registration is now open for the 8th annual summit with an expanded agenda and scope to include Computational Storage along with the Persistent Memory focus.  The two-day virtual event will be held on April 21-22, 2021.

Tuesday, June 8 - Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The SNIA EMEA Storage Developer Conference (SDC EMEA) has traditionally taken place in Tel Aviv, Israel. This year we will be going virtual and will offer the same great technical content and opportunities for networking but from the safety of your own home/office.