Webcasts On Demand

Uniting Compute, Memory, and Storage
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Discover how the themes of computational storage, persistent memory, and solid state come together in a webcast from the new SNIA Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative. We’ll explore how expertise in these three areas can help understand storage architectures, common solution areas, and their impacts on storage devices, systems, and software.

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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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How to Be a Part of the Real-World Workload Revolution
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Real-world digital workloads often behave very differently from what might be expected. The equipment used in a computing system may function differently than anticipated. Unknown quirks in complicated software and operations running alongside the workload may be doing more or less than the user initially supposed. To truly understand what is happening, the right approach is to test and monitor the systems’ behaviors as real code is executed. By using measured data designers, vendors and service personnel can pinpoint the actual limits and bottlenecks that a particular workload is experiencing. Join the SNIA Solid State Storage Special Interest Group to learn how to be a part of the real-world workload revolution

Trends in Worldwide Media and Entertainment Storage
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Join SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative Education Chair and leading analyst Tom Coughlin for a journey into the requirements and trends in worldwide data storage for entertainment content acquisition, editing, archiving, and digital presentation.

Everything You Wanted To Know...But Were Too Proud To Ask - Storage Controllers
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Webcast - 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET

Are you a control freak? Have you ever wondered what was the difference between a storage controller, a RAID controller, a PCIe Controller, or a metadata controller? What about an NVMe controller? Aren’t they all the same thing?

In part Aqua of the “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask” webcast series, we’re going to be taking an unusual step of focusing on a term that is used constantly, but often has different meanings. When you have a controller that manages hardware, there are very different requirements than a controller that manages an entire system-wide control plane. From the outside looking in, it may be easy to get confused. You can even have controllers managing other controllers!
Here we’ll be revisiting some of the pieces we talked about in Part Chartreuse [https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/663/215131], but with a bit more focus on the variety we have to play with:

  • What do we mean when we say “controller?” 
  • How are the systems being managed different?
  • How are controllers used in various storage entities: drives, SSDs, storage networks, software-defined
  • How do controller systems work, and what are the trade-offs?
  • How do storage controllers protect against Spectre and Meltdown?

Join us to learn more about the workhorse behind your favorite storage systems.

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Build a Better Data Center with 24G SAS
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Webcast - 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) doubles in speed with the release of each new generation. The newest speed bump is 24G SAS, with end-user products anticipated in 2019. In addition to effectively doubling the speed from the current 12Gb/s SAS, 24G SAS has optimizations for both SSD and HDD. The end result is a highly scalable, highly flexible technology that optimizes use of the storage devices released today. This presentation provides an overview of why 24G SAS will be the protocol of choice for all-flash deployments, data centers, as well as tiered or cached systems with both HDD and SSD components. Click here for more information.