Webcasts On Demand

Ethernet-attached SSDs—Brilliant Idea or Storage Silliness?
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Several SSD and networking vendors have recently demonstrated ways to connect SSDs directly to an Ethernet network. They propose that deploying Ethernet SSDs will be more scalable, easier to manage, more performant, and/or lower cost than traditional storage networking solutions that use a storage controller (or hyperconverged node) between the SSDs and the network.

Who would want to attach SSDs directly to the network? Are these vendors brilliant or simply trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist? What are the different solutions that could benefit from Ethernet SSDs? Which protocols would one use to access them? And how do Ethernet SSDs relate to computational storage? Join this SNIA Networking Storage Forum webcast to learn all this and more as SNIA experts discuss:

  • What are the appropriate use cases for Ethernet SSDs?
  • Why Ethernet SSDs could be appealing and more efficient
  • How Ethernet SSDs compare to other forms of storage networking
  • Different ways Ethernet SSDs can be accessed, such as JBOF/NBOF, NVMe-oF, and Key Value
  • How do Ethernet-attached SSDs enable composable infrastructures?

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Where Does SPDK Fit in the NVMe-oF Landscape?
Thursday, January 9, 2020
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

The Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) has gained industry-wide recognition as a framework for building highly performant and efficient storage software with a focus on NVMe™. This includes software drivers and libraries for building NVMe-oF™ host and target solutions. In this presentation, technical leaders from SPDK will provide an overview of the project, NVMe-oF use cases that are best suited for SPDK, and insights into how SPDK achieves its storage networking performance and efficiency.

What Software Defined Storage Means for Storage Networking
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Software defined storage, or SDS, is growing in popularity in both cloud and enterprise accounts. But what makes it different from traditional storage arrays? Does it really save money? Is it more complicated to support? Is it more scalable or higher-performing? And does it have different networking requirements than traditional storage appliances? Watch this webcast to learn more.

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Understanding Storage Security and Threats
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

What does it mean to be protected and safe? You need the right people and the right technology. This presentation is going to go into the broad introduction of security principles in general. This will include some of the main aspects of security, including defining the terms that you must know, if you hope to have a good grasp of what makes something secure or not. We’ll be talking about the scope of security, including threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks – and what that means in real storage terms. In this live webcast we will cover:

  • Protecting the data (Keeping “the bad” out)
  • Threat landscape, Bad actors/hackers
  • Attack vectors, attack surfaces, vulnerabilities
  • Physical security issues
  • Layers of protection (encryption – last line of defense)
  • Remediation after a breach/incident

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Introduction to Incast, Head of Line Blocking, and Congestion Management
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

For a long time, the architecture and best practices of storage networks have been relatively well-understood. Recently, however, advanced capabilities have been added to storage that could have broader impacts on networks than we think.

The three main storage network transports - Fibre Channel, Ethernet, and InfiniBand – all have mechanisms to handle increased traffic, but they are not all affected or implemented the same way. For instance, placing a protocol such as NVMe over Fabrics can mean very different things when looking at one networking method in comparison to another.

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New Landscape of Network Speeds
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

In the short period from 2014-2018, Ethernet equipment vendors have announced big increases in line speeds, shipping 25, 50, and 100 Gigabits-per -second (Gb/s) speeds and announcing 200/400 Gb/s. At the same time Fibre Channel vendors have launched 32GFC, 64GFC and 128GFC technology while InfiniBand has reached 200Gb/s (called HDR) speeds. But who exactly is asking for these faster new networking speeds, and how will they use them? Are there servers, storage, and applications that can make good use of them? How are these new speeds achieved?

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Webcast: Everything You Wanted to Know...But Were Too Proud to Ask - The Memory Pod
Thursday, May 16, 2019
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

In this webcast, SNIA experts will discuss the traditional uses of storage and memory as a cache, how we can build and use systems based on PM, what a system with storage, persistent memory and DRAM would look like, whether we need a new programming model to take advantage of PM, interesting use cases for systems equipped with PM, and how we might take better advantage of this new technology.

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Webcast: The Scale-Out File System Architecture Overview
Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

This presentation will provide an introduction to scale-out-file systems and cover: general principles when architecting a scale-out file system storage solution; hardware and software design considerations for different workloads; storage challenges when serving a large number of compute nodes, e.g. name space consistency, distributed locking, data replication, etc.; use cases for scale-out file systems; and, common benchmark and performance analysis approaches

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Webcast: Networking Requirements for Hyperconvergence
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

In this webinar, we’re going to take a look behind the scenes, peek behind the GUI, so to speak. We’ll be talking about what goes on back there, and shine the light behind the bezels.

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Webcast: File vs. Block vs. Object Storage
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
5:00 am ET / 10:00 am GMT

In this webcast, we will compare three types of data access: file, block and object storage, and the access methods that support them. Each has its own set of use cases, and advantages and disadvantages. 

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