MEDIA ALERT: SNIA to Provide Application Management, Openstack, and Standards Education at Software Defined Infrastructure Event

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Attendees can connect with SNIA during three presentations and booth in expo

Colorado Springs, Colo. (November 24, 2015) – The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today announced it will be delivering three presentations, including a keynote at the upcoming Software Defined Infrastructure Summit in Santa Clara on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  The presentations will cover a variety of the SNIA’s efforts around Software Defined Infrastructure including how the SNIA’s open international standard, the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI), is designed to work alongside OpenStack Swift and Amazon S3 Models.

SNIA’s Key Activities At Software Defined Infrastructure Summit

WHAT:           Software Defined Infrastructure Summit

WHERE:         Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

WHEN:           December 1-3, 2015

WHAT:           SNIA Member Sessions:  Tuesday, December 1, 2015

1:00 pm -1:30 pm: Keynote OS Session
Chris DePuy, VP, Dell’Oro Group will conduct a fireside chat with Alex McDonald, Chair of the SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative and member of the SNIA Europe Board of Directors, discussing the SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) and its interface with OpenStack, OpenStack implementations, how standards play, and the future of open source in the 21st century. 

8:30 am - 10:15 am Session OS-1 Introduction to OpenStack
Sam Fineberg, PhD, SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative member and Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage, will provide an overview of the storage aspects of OpenStack including the core projects for block storage (Cinder) and object storage (Swift), and the new shared file systems service (Manila). He’ll cover some common configurations and use cases for these technologies, and discuss how they interact with the other parts of OpenStack.

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Session OS-3 Application Management
Richelle Ahlvers, SNIA OpenStack Taskforce member and Principal Storage Management Architect, Avago Technologies, will discuss application integration in OpenStack and how SNIA-developed standards enable cross-vendor management interoperability and help open source projects interoperate with more industry solutions.

The SNIA can be found in booth #408 on the exhibit floor.  Attendees can learn the latest about how SNIA standards are used in open source projects including cloud data management, non-volatile memory, self-contained information retention, and storage management. SNIA will also have information on SNIA programs such as membership, certification, conformance testing, and conferences.

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