October 2019 Issue

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Native NVMe-oF Drive™ Specification Ready for Public Review

The SNIA Object Drive TWG seeks public review of version 1.0k of the Native NVMe-oF Drive Specification which describes the features and functions of a storage device class known as Native NVMe-oF Drives. It includes a taxonomy covering the scope of involved device capabilities. 
Download the specification here

New Technical White Paper:  SNIA Emerald™ V4 Taxonomy

The SNIA Emerald™ Taxonomy used by the SNIA Emerald Power Efficiency Measurement Specification and the ENERGY STAR® for Data Center Storage Specification is being updated and expanded for use in future revisions of these specifications. This technical white paper describes the changes and their rationale and is a vehicle for soliciting review and comment on these changes in advance of their being incorporated into these specifications.
Download the white paper here

SNIA Networking Storage Forum Infographic

The SNIA Networking Storage Forum (NSF) is busy providing vendor-neutral education and best practices related to networked storage. Check out the new NSF Infographic to learn about NSF member activities, popular webcasts and the many technologies areas covered.
Download the infographic here

SMI CTP is Expanding to Include SNIA Swordfish™

The SNIA suite of Conformance Testing Programs (CTP) enables manufacturers to test their standards-based products with vendor-neutral test tools to validate compliance to a specific standard or specification. Once certified, these products can be promoted as being SNIA CTP conformant.
Now that SNIA Swordfish™ implementations are beginning to emerge, we’ve begun to expand the Storage Management Initiative (SMI) CTP to include Swordfish, and you can help! If you’re in a business that wants to officially validate products that conform to Swordfish 1.1.0 or above, join the new Swordfish CTP Program today.  Early adopters will have the opportunity to help shape the Swordfish CTP. By contributing to the development of a vendor independent and industry-vetted program, you’ll be one of the first to reduce integration costs with your partners and meet your customer’s demand for standards-based solutions. Learn more about becoming a member of SMI and Swordfish CTP today by emailing smimanager@snia.org.
Speaking Opportunities

Call for Persistent Memory Summit Presentations – Deadline October 15, 2019

The 2020 Persistent Memory Summit will focus on the impact of persistent memory, persistent memory applications, and how to implement persistent memory in today’s environments. SNIA welcomes submissions from developers and users of persistent memory applications, including in-memory, future technologies, and remote persistent memory. The deadline for speaking submissions is October 15th
Learn how to submit your proposal here

Call for SDC EMEA Presentations – Deadline November 1, 2019

SNIA is seeking presentation proposals for SDC EMEA 2020 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The deadline to submit a speaking proposal is November 1st.  Presentations will be chosen based on their technical merit and interest to the storage development community. 
Learn how to submit your proposal here
Storage Developer Conference 2019

SDC 2019 Presentations Now Available for Download

This year’s SDC was another great success! Now you can access more than 100 expert presentations from the conference on persistent memory, computational storage, cloud storage, NVMe-oF technology, machine learning, SMB, storage networking and more!
Download the SDC presentations here

Watch SDC 2019 Mainstage Presentations

Storage Developer Conference 2019, September 25th General Sessions
Mainstage sessions that were live streamed during SDC are now available on the SNIAVideo YouTube channel. Watch expert presentations on Object Storage at Scale, Cloud Storage, Blockchain, NVM Express™ technology and more.

SDC 2020 Save the Date!

We are already looking ahead to next year’s Storage Developer Conference back at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA. Mark your calendar for September 21-24, 2020.

Annual Members Meeting Set for October 24th 8:00 am PT

SNIA members are encouraged to attend the 2019 Annual Members Meeting on October 24, 2019, 8:00 – 9:00 am PT. Join the SNIA Board, Chairman, Treasurer, and Executive Director for an update on the organization’s vision, mission, technical and initiative/forum work, financial health, and strategy for the future of SNIA and the storage industry.
Be in the know – join us for this update.
Voting member company representatives are specifically requested to dial–in or arrange for a proxy company representative (quorum required).
View the agenda and add to your calendar
Featured Event

SNIA Persistent Memory Advances Featured at In-Memory Computing Summit

SNIA and the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) are pleased to sponsor the 5th annual In-Memory Computing Summit on November 13-14, 2019 in San Francisco. The Summit is attended by those who make or influence decisions about in-memory computing, Big Data, Fast Data, IoT and HPC solutions. SNIA Persistent Memory and NVDIMM Special Interest Group Co-Chair, Arthur Sainio of SMART Modular, will present on persistent memory application expansion and a new SNIA persistent memory programming initiative. On the exhibit floor, the SSSI will feature a multi-vendor persistent memory performance demonstration. SNIA members and colleagues can use discount code “SNIA20” to register for the conference here.
Featured Video
Multi-Cloud Paradigm: An Integration Approach
by Pawan Ratwani, Solutions Architect, Tata Consultancy Services
Featured Blog
Featured Podcast

Real-world Performance Advantages of NVDIMM and NVMe: A Case Study with OpenZFS

by  Nick Principe, Performance Engineering Supervisor, iXsystems

Upcoming Webcasts
Understanding Storage Security and Threats
October 8, 2019
Pierre Mouallem, Lenovo; John Kim, Mellanox; J Metz, Cisco; Steve Vanderlinden, Lenovo
What does it mean to be protected and safe? You need the right people and the right technology. This presentation is going to go into the broad introduction of security principles in general. This will include some of the main aspects of security, including defining the terms that you must know if you hope to have a good grasp of what makes something secure or not.  We’ll be talking about the scope of security, including threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks – and what that means in real storage terms.

What Software Defined Storage Means for Storage Networking
October 22, 2019
Ted Vojnovich, Lenovo; Fred Bower, Lenovo; Tim Lustig, Mellanox
Software defined storage (SDS) is growing in popularity in both cloud and enterprise accounts. But why is it appealing to some customers and what is the impact on storage networking? Find out at this webcast that will cover:
  • What makes SDS different from traditional storage arrays?
  • Does SDS have different networking requirements than traditional storage appliances?
  • Does SDS really save money?
  • Does SDS support block, file and object storage access?
  • How data availability is managed in SDS vs. traditional storage
  • What are potential issues when deploying SDS?
Find SNIA at these Events

SNIA October Technical Symposium - Colorado Spring, CO - October 21-21, 2019
SNIA Annual Members Meeting – Conference Call – 8:00 – 9:00 am PT, October 24, 2019
In-Memory Computing Summit – San Francisco, CA – November 13-14, 2019
SNIA Annual Members' Symposium - Santa Clara, CA - January 20 - 24, 2020
Persistent Memory Summit – Santa Clara, CA – January 23, 2020
SDC EMEA – Tel Aviv, Israel – February 5, 2020
SDC India – Bangalore, India – May 21-22, 2020

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