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KubeCon: Storage Trends for Enterprise by Linux Foundation Research and Soda Foundation

Showing enterprises' pivot to cloud-based containerized environments and SDS revolutionizing way to manage data It reveals new findings on enterprise use of data and storage as it relates to cloud services and workloads in the era of cloud Native, edge, IoT and 5G. SODA Foundation is also a sponsor of the recent KubeCon event.


Linux Foundation Research and SODA Foundation Release New Data and Storage Trends for the Enterprise

"Findings from the Data and Storage Trends Report really shine a light on where we can support our members and accelerate technical development to fully take advantage of this data," said Richelle Ahlvers, SNIA Board of Directors and Secretary. "This is an extremely useful body of work from SODA Foundation and Linux Foundation Research."


Software-Defined Flash Technology announced at SDC, a SNIA event
Block and Files

by Chris Mellor
Kioxia has been talking about its software-defined flash technology at this week’s SNIA Storage Developer Conference and introduced a new Software-Enabled Flash SDK to speed the development of software drivers.


SDC Hard Disk Drive Update

Tom Coughlin, Enterprise Tech
At the 2021 SNIA Storage Developers Conference (SDC) there were presentations on many different storage technologies, interfaces, system architectures, computational storage and other topics. This piece looks at updates in hard disk drive (HDD) technology including presentations from Backblaze, NetApp, Seagate and Western Digital.


SNIA Swordfish™ Storage Management Specification Receives Accreditation as an International ISO Standard
Digital Journal

By PR Zen
“The accreditation by ISO and IEC of the Swordfish storage management specification will drive worldwide adoption and implementation of products for the management of storage and services,” said Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the Storage Management Initiative and SNIA Board Member. “Swordfish enables rapid deployment of interoperable storage management in today’s modern data centers.”


SNIA Swordfish v1.2.3 Now Available for Public review
Block and Files

by Chris Mellor
Swordfish extends the DMTF Redfish Scalable Platforms Management API specification to define a comprehensive, RESTful API for managing storage and related data services. Version 1.2.3 adds enhanced support for NVMe advanced devices (such as arrays), with detailed requirements for front-end configuration specified in a new profile, and enhancements to the NVMe Model Overview and Mapping Guide.


Virtual Persistent Memory Hackathons

by Tom Cughlin
As most of my blog readers know, I have been following technology trends in persistent memory technologies for decades. I find many collaborators in this across the industry, especially in open industry bodies. In my work with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), I have found them as a significant resource for the development and use of persistent memory.


Computational Storage - Almost Ready for Primetime?

by Tom Coughlin
Computational storage specifications from SNIA are approaching a full release. Computational storage promises to transform computing architectures by off-loading computing tasks to accelerators located close to storage to improve performance and reduce power consumption.


SNIA nominates Hitachi Vantara’s Senior Executive, Vijeth Shivappa as member to its Technical Council
Express Computer

The Storage Networking Industry Association has nominated Hitachi Vantara’s Senior Executive, Vijeth Shivappa as member to its Technical Council , which is an elite panel of engineering wizards of IT industry. This announcement came in SNIA’s website early this month at a juncture, when SNIA India is planning for it’s most prestigious “SDC India 2021” as a virtual conference in August 2021.


Marvell Bravera SSD Controller And OFA/SNIA Fabric Management Initiative

By Tom Coughlin

The Open Fabric Alliance (OFA) and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) signed an agreement to advance standards-based management of high performance data center infrastructures in April 2021.  As part of the joint effort, a new open source fabric management framework being developed by the OFA – the OpenFabrics Management Framework (OFMF) – will utilize DMTF Redfish and SNIA Swordfish specifications for comprehensive management of servers, storage and fabrics including NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology environments.


SNIA PM & CS Summit Advances And ISI SOT MRAM Tester

This year the organizing committee decided to add various talks around computational storage to the prior PM focus. The SNIA Persistent Memory and Computational Storage Summit demonstrated the increasing importance of persistent memory and computational storage in data center and other applications.


SNIA and OpenFabrics Alliance Formalize Agreement to Advance Standards-Based Management of High Performance Data Center Infrastructures

As part of the joint effort, a new open source fabric management framework being developed by the OFA – the OpenFabrics Management Framework (OFMF) – will utilize DMTF Redfish® and SNIA Swordfish™ specifications for comprehensive management of servers, storage and fabrics including NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology environments.


Top Computational Storage Companies
Enterprise Storage Forum


Transport Layer Security V2.0 Protocol

Document from SNIA
By Jean Jacques Maleval

This document specifies the requirements and guidance for use of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol in conjunction with storage technologies. The requirements are intended to facilitate secure interoperability of storage clients and servers as well as non-storage technologies that may have similar interoperability needs. This document was developed with the expectation that future versions of SMI-S and CDMI could leverage these requirements to ensure consistency between these standards as well as to more rapidly adjust the security functionality in these standards.


SSD Form Factors by SNIA

By Jean Jacques Maleval


NVMe SSD Classification by SNIA


SODA Foundation and SNIA to Advance Education for Data and Storage Management
Storage Newsletter

In a move that advances a common goal of increasing education for a unified framework and standardization for data and storage management, the SODA Foundation and Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) have entered into a marketing alliance.


An Introduction to the Storage Networking Industry Association


SODA Foundation and SNIA to Advance Education for Data and Storage Management

The goal of this alliance is to educate the two organization’s respective communities on the importance of open source storage management standards and lay the groundwork for future collaborative technological developments, particularly leveraging SNIA’s work developing the SNIA Swordfish™ specification.