September 2019 Issue

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SNIA’s Object Drive TWG Wins Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology Award at 2019 Flash Memory Summit

Congratulations to the Object Drive Technical Work Group (TWG) on its win for the most innovative flash memory technology award at the 2019 Flash Memory Summit for its Key Value Storage API Specification, version 1.0.  
This specification defines an application programming interface (API) for Key Value storage devices and allows upper level applications to take advantage of the key value store method, independent of what infrastructure is being used. The API outlines a set of functions that access key value storage the same way, regardless of lower level protocol (NVMe, PCIe, or SCSI). The provider of the lower level protocol includes a library interface that translates the key value API calls into the lower level function calls needed. The API does the heavy lifting, freeing the application to not worry about what bus the storage is on. The SNIA Technical Position Key Value Storage API Specification  v1.0 is free to the public for download.

It’s a Wrap – Flash Memory Summit 2019

What a great week for SNIA and their volunteers at Flash Memory Summit 2019.  Head over to the SNIA Solid State Blog for more details on awards, demos and the FMS Persistent Memory Hackathon as well as access to PDFs of the presentations delivered at the show.

Ready for Public Review! SNIA Swordfish™ v1.1.0

SNIA Swordfish™ is a customer-centric interface extension of the DMTF Redfish® specification for easy integration of scalable management solutions. This unified, RESTful approach provides IT administrators, DevOps, and others the ability to manage storage equipment, data services, and servers in converged, hyper-converged, hyperscale, cloud infrastructure environments, and traditional data centers.
SNIA is actively engaged in expanding and refining the Swordfish API and welcomes your feedback. The SNIA Swordfish v1.1.0 Work-in-Progress version is now ready for public review here. This version adds Features (“SupportedFeature”) and Profiles (now implementations can advertise when they have implemented Class of Service). It also “closes the gap” between the Redfish Storage and Swordfish definitions, adds enhanced replication controls, consistency group management, and more. See bundle manifest for full v1.1.0 change details. Need assistance with your Swordfish implementation? Check out our additional resources at https://www.snia/org/swordfish.

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 45-minute update (detailed agenda and call logistics to follow).

Voting Member Company Representatives are specifically requested to dial–in or arrange for a proxy company representative (quorum required).
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New SNIA Board Member - Paul von Stamwitz

The SNIA Board has appointed Paul von Stamwitz as a new member of the Board of Directors to serve through October 2020. Paul has over 35 years of experience in the storage industry where he has had various roles as developer, manager, technologist, and strategist. He currently has a leadership role in the development and promotion of corporate strategies and roadmaps of Fujitsu’s storage products.
He leads an advanced development team focused on next generation storage architectures, including Ceph, SPDK, and Software-Defined Storage.

We’re happy to have him onboard and contributing as part of the SNIA leadership! 

SNIA Welcomes JetIO As a New Member

JetIO Technology has joined SNIA.
Check out the top reasons to join SNIA in our Membership Infographic and see the full list of SNIA Members here.
Featured Events

Storage Developer Conference Begins in Less Than 3 Weeks!

Created BY Developers FOR Developers, SNIA's Storage Developer Conference will take place September 23-26 in Santa Clara, CA and will offer 100+ presentations on the latest in Computational Storage, Persistent Memory, NVMe, File Systems and much more including: 
Register Here

SDC 2019 Persistent Memory Hackathon

A new special event for SDC 2019 is a Persistent Memory Programming Tutorial and Hackathon, designed to help software developers understand the various tiers of persistent memory and what existing methods are available to access them. Learn more on the SDC Special Events page, and read more about the Persistent Memory Programming Hackathon Program.

HP & AI on Wall Street

Michael Oros, SNIA’s Executive Director, will lead a panel discussion on high-performance scalable storage for data-intensive applications as a key component of HPC and AI environments at the HPC & AI on Wall Street conference on September 12th. The panel will discuss how storage innovations in FinTech and Capital markets are necessary to support I/O intensive workloads in financial markets.


SNIA Board Member and Chair of the Scalable Storage Management Technical Work Group, Richelle Ahlvers, along with Barkz, a SNIA Storage Management Initiative Board Member, will present “Reel It In: SNIA Swordfish™ Scalable Storage Management” at PURE//ACCELERATE on September 18th.
Featured Videos

The Rise of Computational Storage

Presented by Burzin Engineer, PhonePe
Featured Blogs
Here’s what we’ve been blogging about:
Featured Podcast

The Long and Winding Road to Persistent Memories

by Tom Coughlin, CEO, Coughlin Associates, and Jim Handy, General Director, Objective Analysis

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.
Find SNIA at these Events

HPC and AI on Wall Street – New York, NY – September 11-12, 2019
PURE//ACCELERATE – Austin, TX – September 15-18, 2019
Storage Developer Conference – Santa Clara, CA – September 23-26, 2019
JEDEC NVDIMM-P Workshop – Santa Clara, CA - October 10, 2019
SNIA Annual Members Meeting – Conference Call – 8:00 – 9:00 am PT, October 24, 2019
KubeCon and CloudNativeCon – San Diego, CA – November 18-21, 2019
Persistent Memory Summit – Santa Clara, CA – January 23, 2020
SDC EMEA – Tel Aviv, Israel – February 5, 2020

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