Webcasts On Demand

Webcast: SNIA Swordfish™ Swims in Open Waters
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

To help speed your Swordfish development efforts, SNIA has produced open source storage management tools available now on GitHub for your use. Join this session for an overview of these open source tools.

Webcast: What NVMe™/TCP Means for Networked Storage
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

In this webinar, the lead author of the NVMe/TCP specification, Sagi Grimburg, and J Metz, member of the SNIA and NVMe Boards of Directors, will discuss: what NVMe/TCP is and how it works, trade-offs, expectations, what network administrators should know, technologies that can make NVMe/TCP work better, and more!

Webcast: Take the Leap to SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative Specification 1.8
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Webcast - 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

If you’re a storage equipment vendor, management software vendor or end-user of the ISO approved SNIA Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), you won’t want to miss this presentation. Enterprise storage industry expert Mike Walker will provide an overview of new indications, methods, properties and profiles of SMI-S 1.7 and the newly introduced version, SMI-S 1.8.

Webcast: Introduction to SNIA Swordfish™ ─ Scalable Storage Management
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Webcast - 10:00 am GMT / 5:00 am ET

Join this session to receive an overview of Swordfish including the new functionality added in version 1.0.6 released in March, 2018.

Webcast: FCoE vs. iSCSI vs. iSER
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Webcast - 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

The “Great Storage Debates” webcast series continues, this time on FCoE vs. iSCSI vs. iSER. Like past “Great Storage Debates,” the goal of this presentation is not to have a winner emerge, but rather provide vendor-neutral education on the capabilities and use cases of these technologies so that attendees can become more informed and make educated decisions.

One of the features of modern data centers is the ubiquitous use of Ethernet. Although many data centers run multiple separate networks (Ethernet and Fibre Channel (FC)), these parallel infrastructures require separate switches, network adapters, management utilities and staff, which may not be cost effective.

Multiple options for Ethernet-based SANs enable network convergence, including FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) which allows FC protocols over Ethernet and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) for transport of SCSI commands over TCP/IP-Ethernet networks. There are also new Ethernet technologies that reduce the amount of CPU overhead in transferring data from server to client by using Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), which is leveraged by iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA) to avoid unnecessary data copying.

That leads to several questions about FCoE, iSCSI and iSER:

  • If we can run various network storage protocols over Ethernet, what differentiates them?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of FCoE, iSCSI and iSER?
  • How are they structured?
  • What software and hardware do they require?
  • How are they implemented, configured and managed?
  • Do they perform differently?
  • What do you need to do to take advantage of them in the data center?
  • What are the best use cases for each?

Join our SNIA experts as they answer all these questions and more on the next Great Storage Debate.

Webcast: What’s Next in Storage: Analysts and Experts Share their Predictions
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Webcast - 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear leading data storage experts provide their insights on prominent technologies that are shaping the market. With the exponential rise in demand for high capacity and secured storage systems, it’s critical to understand the key factors influencing adoption and where the highest growth is expected. From SSDs and HDDs to storage interfaces and NAND devices, get the latest information you need to shape key strategic directions and remain competitive.

Webcast: Introduction to SNIA Swordfish™ - Scalable Storage Management
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Webcast - 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

The SNIA Swordfish™ specification helps to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and servers in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments, making it easier for IT administrators to integrate scalable solutions into their data centers. Swordfish builds on the Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF’s) Redfish® specification using the same easy-to-use RESTful methods and lightweight JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) formatting. Join this webcast for an overview of Swordfish, including the new functionality added in version 1.0.6 released in March, 2018.

Webcast: File vs. Block vs. Object Storage
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Webcast - 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

When it comes to storage, a byte is a byte is a byte, isn’t it? One of the enduring truths about simplicity is that scale makes everything hard, and with that comes complexity. And when we’re not processing the data, how do we store it and access it?
 
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. Each provides simple to sophisticated management of the data, and each makes different demands on storage devices and programming technologies.
 
Perhaps you’re comfortable with block and file, but are interested in investigating the more recent class of object storage and access. Perhaps you’re happy with your understanding of objects, but would really like to understand files a bit better, and what advantages or disadvantages they have compared to each other. Or perhaps you want to understand how file, block and object are implemented on the underlying storage systems – and how one can be made to look like the other, depending on how the storage is accessed. Join us as we discuss and debate:

  • Storage devices
    • How different types of storage drive different management & access solutions
  • Block
    • Where everything is in fixed-size chunks
    • SCSI and SCSI-based protocols, and how FC and iSCSI fit in
  • Files
    • When everything is a stream of bytes
    • NFS and SMB
  • Objects
    • When everything is a blob
    • HTTP, key value and RESTful interfaces
  • Altogether
    • When files, blocks and objects collide

 

Webcast: Customer Support through Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Webcast - 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Presenters: Robin Marcenac, Sr. Managing Consultant, IBM, Ross Ackerman, Dir. Digital Support Strategy, NetApp, Alex McDonald, SNIA CSI

Abstract:

Watson is a computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language. Watson was named after IBM's first CEO, Thomas J. Watson. The computer system was specifically developed to answer questions on the quiz show Jeopardy! (where it beat its human competitors) and was then used in commercial applications, the first of which was helping with lung cancer treatment.

NetApp is now using IBM Watson in Elio, a virtual support assistant that responds to queries in natural language. Elio is built using Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities. These enable Elio to analyze unstructured data by using natural language processing to understand grammar and context, understand complex questions, and evaluate all possible meanings to determine what is being asked. Elio then reasons and identifies the best answers to questions with help from experts who monitor the quality of answers and continue to train Elio on more subjects. 

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Webcast: Storage Performance Benchmarking: Workloads
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Webcast - 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Presenters: Mark Rogov, Dell EMC, Chris Conniff, Dell EMC, Tim Lustig, Mellanox

Abstract:

Benchmarking storage performance is both an art and a science. In this 5th installment of the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum’s “Storage Performance Benchmarking” series, our experts take on optimizing performance for various workloads. Attendees will gain an understanding of workload profiles and their characteristics for common Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications and learn how to identify application workloads based on I/O profiles to better understand the implications on storage architectures and design patterns. This webcast will cover:

  • An introduction to benchmarking storage performance of workloads
  • Workload characteristics
  • Common Workloads (OLTP, OLAP, VMware, etc.)
  • Graph fun!

Spend Valentine’s Day with us. We think you’ll “love” this webcast!

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