Webcasts

Enterprise and Data Center SSD Form Factor - the end of the 2.5-inch disk era?
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Enterprise and Data Center SSD Form Factor (EDSFF) is designed natively for data center NVMe SSDs to improve thermal, power, performance, and capacity scaling. EDSFF has different variants for flexible and scalable performance, dense storage configurations, general purpose servers, and improved data center TCO.  At the 2020 Open Compute Virtual Summit OEMs, cloud service providers, hyperscale data center, and SSD vendors showcased products and their vision for how this new family of SSD form factors solves real data challenges.

Join this SNIA Compute Memory and Storage Initiative webcast where expert panelists from companies that have been involved in EDSFF since the beginning discuss how they will use the EDSFF form factor. OEMs will discuss their goals for E3 and the new updated version of the E3 specification (SFF-TA-1008)!  Hyperscale data center and cloud service providers will discuss how E1.S (SFF-TA-1006) helps solve performance scalability, serviceability, capacity, and thermal challenges for future NVMe SSDs and persistent memory in 1U servers.

Storage Networking Security Series: Applied Cryptography
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

The rapid growth in infrastructure to support the real time and continuous collection and sharing of data to make better business decisions has led to an age of unprecedented information access and storage. This proliferation of data sources and of high-density data storage has put volumes of data at one’s fingertips. While the collection of large amounts of data has increased knowledge and efficiencies for businesses, it has also made attacks upon that information—theft, modification, or holding it for ransom--more tempting and easier. Cryptography is often used to protect valuable data.

This webcast will present an overview of applied cryptography techniques for the most popular use cases. We will discuss ways of securing data, the factors and trade-offs that must be considered, as well as some of the general risks that need to be mitigated.

Everything You Wanted to Know...But Were Too Proud to Ask: Data Reduction
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

This webcast will specifically focus on the fundamentals of data reduction, which can be performed in different places and at different stages of the data lifecycle. Like most technologies, there are related means to do this, but with enough difference to cause confusion. For that reason, we’re going to be looking at:

  • How companies end up with so many copies of the same data
  • Difference between deduplication and compression – when should you use one vs. the other?
  • Where to reduce data: application-level, networked storage, backups, and during data movement
  • When to collapse the copies: real-time vs. post-process deduplication
  • Performance considerations

IT Modernization with AIOps: The Journey
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

The almost overnight shift of resources toward remote work introduces the need for far more flexible, dynamic and seamless end-to-end applications, putting us on a path that requires autonomous capabilities using AIOps – Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations.

This webcast will provide an overview of concepts and strategies to accelerate the digitalization of critical enterprise IT resources, and help architects rethink what applications and underlying infrastructure are needed to support an agile, seamless end-to-end data centric environment.  This session will specifically address migration from monolithic to microservices, transition to Cloud Native services, and the platform requirements to help accelerate AIOps application delivery within our dynamic hybrid and multi-cloud world.  

Does Your Storage Need a Cyber Insurance Tune-Up?
Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Protection against cyber threats is recognized as a necessary component of an effective risk management approach, typically based on a well-known cybersecurity framework. A growing area to further mitigate risks and provide organizations with the high level of protection they need is cyber insurance. However, it’s not as simple as buying a pre-packaged policy.

This webcast will provide an overview of how cyber insurance fits in a risk management program. It will identify key terms and conditions that should be understood and carefully negotiated. Cyber insurance policies may not cover all types of losses, so it is critical to identify what risks and conditions are excluded from a cyber insurance policy before you buy.

Compression: Putting the Squeeze on Storage
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Everyone knows data volumes are exploding faster than IT budgets. And customers are increasingly moving to flash storage, which is faster and easier to use than hard drives, but still more expensive. To cope with this conundrum and squeeze more efficiency from storage, storage vendors and customers can turn to data reduction techniques such as compression, deduplication, thin provisioning and snapshots. This webcast will specifically focus on data compression, which can be done at different times, at stages in the storage process, and using different techniques.

Composable Infrastructure and Computational Storage
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

In this webcast, SNIA experts will discuss what composable infrastructure is, what prompted its development, solutions, enabling technologies, standards/products and who computational storage fits in.

Optimizing NVMe over Fabrics Performance with Different Ethernet Transports
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

NVMe over Fabrics technology is gaining momentum and getting more tractions in data centers, but there are three kinds of Ethernet based NVMe over Fabrics transports: iWARP, RoCEv2 and TCP. How do we optimize NVMe over Fabrics performance with different Ethernet transports?

This discussion won’t tell you which transport is the best. Instead we unfold the performance of each transport and tell you what it would take for each transport to get the best performance, so that you can make the best choice for your transport for NVMe over Fabrics solutions.