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Week of March 18 2018

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Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit 2018-03-20 to 2018-03-21
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Monday, April 9 - Friday, April 13, 2018
Boulder, CO, USA

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is committed to accelerating the development of high performance fabrics. The annual OFA Workshop is a premier means of fostering collaboration among those who develop fabrics, deploy fabrics, and create applications that rely on fabrics. It is the only event of its kind where fabric developers and users can discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and address problems that exist today.

Click here to view the 2018 Call for Sessions – deadline to submit a proposal is February 16, 2018 by 5 p.m. PST.

Click here to register – Early Bird registration discount available through March 19, 2018. 

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


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.

Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18, 2018
Santa Clara, CA USA

MSST (2018), as is our custom, will dedicate five days to computer-storage technology, including a day of tutorials, two days of invited papers, two days of peer-reviewed research papers, and a vendor exposition. The conference will be held, once again, on the beautiful campus of Santa Clara University, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Thursday, May 24 - Friday, May 25, 2018
Bangalore, India

SDC India will be held in Bangalore, India on May 24-25, 2018. 

Uniquely designed by Storage Developers – For Storage Developers
SDC India brings together solution-seeking developers, engineers, architects, product/program managers and technical marketing managers and provides managers, directors, and C-level executives the opportunity to meet the industry’s leading experts and solution-providing vendors.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Culver City, CA

Come to the one-day Creative Storage Conference to make valuable connections and to understand and participate in the latest trends and requirements for digital storage to serve creative minds and create new and growing markets.

Media and Entertainment is embracing IP-workflows and cloud storage. Flash memory is starting to be used for post production and other applications. All this is needed to provide enough storage and performance for 4K, 8K, HDR and multi-camera (e.g. 360-video) projects while keeping costs under control. In media and entertainment, digital storage is taking off.

Monday, July 16 - Thursday, July 19, 2018
Portland, OR

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention combines the experience of the open source community with ideas and strategies for using open source tools and technologies, and gives you exposure to the full stack, in all possible configurations. Sharpen your skills and discover new techniques, making you better at what you do and igniting your love of all things code.  

Tuesday, August 7 - Thursday, August 9, 2018
Santa Clara, CA USA

Flash memory is a key technology enabling new designs for many products in the consumer, computer and enterprise markets.

The Flash Memory Summit is the only place where you will hear the people making these products happen! Network with companies and people that will create the next generation of hardware and software at the Flash Memory Summit.


Three days packed full of seminars, forums, keynotes, and sessions:

  • Half-day seminars on error-correcting codes, PCI Express, NVMe, and introduction to SSDs (Monday, Pre-Conference)
  • Full-day forums on flash memory-based architectures, NVMe and PCIe SSDs, and controllers
  • Half-day forums on enterprise SSDs, enterprise caching, enterprise applications, PCIe power budgets, virtualization, client caching, data centers, and PCIe storage
  • Chat with the Experts
Monday, September 24 - Thursday, September 27, 2018
Santa Clara, CA USA

SNIA's Storage Developer Conference (SDC) is the destination for technical discussions and education on the latest storage technologies and standards. Created by developers for developers – Spend 4 days with your peers.

New Content and New Insights

SDC’s Agenda was developed under the supervision of the SNIA Technical Council and we’ve made sure that this conference is the one business–critical event that today’s storage professionals consider indispensable. Join us as we focus on the tools, technologies, and tactics that you need in data storage, management, and security.