August 2019 Issue

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New and Improved Online SNIA Dictionary

Finding a concise and accurate definition for a technology term just got easier! The Online SNIA Dictionary is now searchable by term with permalinks that get you to the right definition every time. You can also filter by context and letter. Check it out to find over 1,900 vendor-neutral definitions thoroughly vetted by SNIA experts. Want to contribute to the SNIA Dictionary? Learn how you can submit a term.
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SNIA Educational Library More than Doubles in Size

The recently launched SNIA Educational Library has quickly become the destination to find vendor-neutral content. We continue to add educational white papers, webcasts, tutorials, videos, presentations from past events, podcasts and more. And now the library boasts over 2,000 assets! Tailor your search terms on criteria like keywords, publication date, author, event, or technology focus area to get the information you want. No library card needed!
Check out the SNIA Educational Library here

Great Presentations on Tap at SDC 2019

Whether you are a storage developer or want to stay current on the latest storage trends, you will want to attend Storage Developer Conference 2019.

Taking place September 23-26, in Santa Clara, CA, SDC 2019 offers more than 100 presentations over 4 days on topics including computational storage, persistent memory, NVMe, Samba, Kubernetes, SNIA Swordfish™ and more. 
View the SDC 2019 Agenda

Call for Nominations: SNIA Board and Technical Council

Nominations are open for the 2019-2020 SNIA Board of Directors and Technical Council elections. Every voting member company should consider nominating candidates for election. You may nominate yourself or a company colleague. Nominations are due August 31, 2019. 
The Board of Directors (Board) is the governing body of SNIA, and is composed of 10 Directors elected by the membership, and 3 Directors at–large appointed by the Board. The Technical Council (TC) guides the technical direction of SNIA and is composed of 8 members elected by the membership and 3 members nominated by the TC and appointed by the Board. The 2020 term runs from the October 2019 Annual Members Meeting until the October 2020 meeting. Nomination Deadline is August 31, 2019. Learn more about the Board/TC and submitting a nomination.

Submit your nomination here
SNIA is pleased to welcome the following new members:  

CIG joined SFF Technical Affiliate Technical Work Group

Shenzhen Deren Electronic Co. joined SFF Technical Affiliate Technical Work Group
Check out the top reasons to join SNIA in our Membership Infographic and see the full list of SNIA Members here.
Featured Events

SNIA Swordfish™ Leaps from Austin to Santa Clara

Swordfish can often be seen breaching the water in a powerful jump. Not to be outdone, SNIA Swordfish™ is making an unbelievable leap from Austin to San Jose during September in back-to-back events that you won’t want to miss.
First stop is Pure//Accelerate 2019, at the Austin Convention Center, sponsored by SNIA Member Pure Storage. SNIA Board Member and Chair of the Scalable Storage Management Technical Work Group, Richelle Ahlvers, will be joining SNIA Storage Management Initiative Board Member “Barkz” on Wednesday, September 18th from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. for a presentation titled “Reel It In: SNIA Swordfish™ Scalable Storage Management.” Take advantage of special pricing for SNIA members and register here.
The very next week, Swordfish will be found ruling the seas at the Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara. In addition to a full lineup of informative sessions on Monday, Sept. 23rd, SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative is hosting its second SNIA Swordfish Workshop. Visit interactive workstations of actual Swordfish implementations and work with open source software developed in support of the storage management standard on Tuesday, Sept. 24th: 2:50 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Mezzanine. Register here for SDC before August 24th for the early bird discount.
Featured Videos

Watch SDC India 2019 Presentations

This year’s SDC India was packed with great technical content. Now more than 30 of the presentations given are on the SNIAVideo YouTube Channel.  Hear from experts on computational storage, persistent memory, cloud, Blockchain, IoT and more. 
View the SDC India 2019 Playlist here
Featured Blogs
Here’s what we’ve been blogging about:
Featured Podcast

Introduction to Open-Channel/Denali Solid State Drives 

by Matias Bjørling, Director SSD System Software, Western Digital 

Upcoming Webcasts

Previewing the Storage Developer Conference EMEA in 2020
August 20, 2019
Alex McDonald, NetApp; Paul Talbut, SNIA

This session will offer a preview of what is planned for the 2020 agenda ahead of the call for presentations and will also give potential sponsors the information they need to be able to budget for their participation in the event. If you have attended previously as a delegate, this is a great opportunity to learn more about how you can raise your profile as a speaker or get your company involved as a sponsor. There will be time allocated during the webcast to ask questions about the options available. Companies with storage development teams will learn why this conference is valuable to the local technical community and why they should be directly engaged.
Kubernetes in the Cloud (Part 3): Stateful Workloads
August 20, 2019
Ingo Fuchs, NetApp; Paul Burt, NetApp; Mike Jochimsen, Kaminario
Kubernetes is great for running stateless workloads, like web servers. It’ll run health checks, restart containers when they crash, and do all sorts of other wonderful things. So, what about stateful workloads?
This webcast will take a look at when it’s appropriate to run a stateful workload in cluster, or out. We’ll discuss the best options for running a workload like a database on the cloud, or in the cluster, and what’s needed to set that up.
We’ll cover:

  • Secrets management
  • Running a database on a VM and connecting it to Kubernetes as a service
  • Running a database in Kubernetes using a `stateful set`
  • Running a database in Kubernetes using an Operator
  • Running a database on a cloud managed service
This webcast is part of a Kubernetes in the Cloud series. Watch Kubernertes in the Cloud (Part 1) and Kubernetes in the Cloud (Part 2) on-demand at your convenience.
Find SNIA at these Events

HPC and AI on Wall Street – New York, NY – September 11-12, 2019
Pure Storage Accelerate – Austin, TX – September 15-18, 2019
Storage Developer Conference – Santa Clara, CA – September 23-26, 2019
KubeCon and CloudNativeCon – San Diego, CA – November 18-21, 2019
Storage Developer Conference EMEA - Tel Aviv, Israel - February 5, 2020
Storage Developer Conference India - Bangalore, India - May 21-22, 2020

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