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SNIA's Object Drive TWG Wins Best of Show at Flash Memory Summit

The SNIA Native NVMe-oF™ Drive specification, created by the Object Drive Technical Work Group, was honored at Flash Memory Summit 2020, winning the Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology Best of Show Award in the Industry Standards category. Category winners address innovations that will change the way flash memory is used in products and raise the bar to new levels of performance, availability, endurance, scalability and/or energy efficiencies. The Native NVMe-oF Drive standard defines Ethernet pins for use with existing SFF standardized connectors. The drives are expected to implement NVMe-oF over standard Ethernet networks. Congratulations to the volunteer members of the SNIA Object Drive Technical Work Group, authors of the winning specification!

Introduction to SNIA Persistent Memory Performance Test Specification

A new Technical White Paper, “Introduction to SNIA Persistent Memory Performance Test Specification (PTS)” is designed for storage and software architects interested in understanding, testing and designing persistent memory into their storage architectures and Persistent Memory aware software applications.
Download the White Paper

Geek Out on Composable and Computational Storage

Feel you understand the basics of computational storage? Excellent! Now dive into how computational storage plays with other storage infrastructures – like composable. SNIA’s Geek Out on Computational Storage series features a playlist on the developments with this important technology.

Check out our videos from SNIA experts, and when done, explore:
  • How computational storage is deployed in today’s environments
  • Where the future will take us
  • Technical work on Computational Storage Architecture and Programming Model
Geek Out Here on Computational Storage

SNIA Superpower

SNIA prides itself at being a globally recognized and trusted authority for storage leadership, standards, and technology expertise. One of the superpowers that helps the organization achieve this mission is the SNIA Technical Council’s approved status as an ISO JTC-1 ARO and PAS submitter. To find out why that’s a very big deal and learn more about the status of the SMI-S 1.8 rev 5 storage management specification PAS submission, read the latest SNIA Storage Management Initiative (SMI) blog here. Stay up-to-date on the latest storage management developments and subscribe to the SMI blog today.
Storage Developer Conference India

Top Reasons to Take Part in SDC India 2020

SDC India starts tomorrow!
The 6th Annual Storage Developer Conference (SDC) India will be a virtual conference hosted on a state-of-the-art virtual conference platform that will enhance your technical learning with communication and networking tools to make new virtual connections. The cost to attend the two-day conference is INR 2000 plus GST.
Register Here
The agenda has over 50 high-quality technical presentations from across the global storage development community, with subject matter experts sharing their ideas and expertise. The recorded presentations will be available on-demand at the posted times and speakers will be available during their session to answer questions.
View the Agenda Here
Last month, Bill Martin, SNIA Technical Council Co-Chair, presented a detailed update on what’s happening in the development and deployment of the NVMe Key-Value standard. Bill explained where Key Value fits within an architecture, why it’s important, and the standards work that is being done between NVM Express® and SNIA. The webcast was one of our highest rated. If you missed it, it’s available on-demand along with the webcast slides. Attendees at the live event had many great questions, which Bill Martin has answered in this NVMe Key Value Standard Q&A blog.
Featured Video

Swordfish School is Open

The SNIA Swordfish school is open and just like everything else these days it’s an online experience. A brand new educational technical video titled “The Minimum Requirements for SNIA Swordfish” has been added to the school’s playlist on SNIA’s YouTube channel. Presented by storage architect Richelle Ahlvers of Intel, this six-minute video will teach you the functional requirements for your Swordfish implementation with examples of both a minimum standalone and integrated configuration. Watch it now and be sure to browse the rest of the school’s curriculum. No quiz later!
Featured Podcast
Introducing SDXI

by Shyamkumar Iyer, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Office of CTO, Dell; and Richard Brunner, Principal Engineer and CTO of Server Platform Technologies, VMware
Featured Events
March 15 – 19, 2021
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 2021 Call for Sessions – deadline to submit a proposal is January 22, 2021 by 5:00 pm PT.

Click here to register – the event is free of charge for all attendees.
Upcoming Webcasts
Cloud Data Management & Interoperability: Why a CMDI Standard Matters
December 9, 2020
Mark Carlson, SNIA Technical Co-chair; Eric Hibbard, Chair SNIA Storage Security TWG; Alex McDonald, SNIA Cloud Storage Technologies Initiative Chair

The Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI™) International Standard is intended for application developers who are implementing cloud storage systems, and who are developing applications to manage and consume cloud storage. It documents how to access cloud storage namespaces and how to manage the data stored in these namespaces. In this webcast we’ll provide an overview of the CDMI standard and cover CDMI 2.0:
  • Support for encrypted objects
  • Delegated access control
  • General clarifications
  • Errata contributed by vendors implementing the CDMI standard
  • Real-world healthcare use case

Digital Storage Stars in the Media and Entertainment Industry
January 13, 2021
Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates & SNIA Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative (CMSI) Education Chair

Digital storage is a critical technology for professional Media and Entertainment (M&E). With the COVID-19 pandemic much M&E work went remote, enabled by cloud-based services and private and public cloud storage. NVMe® SSDs and emerging memories are assuming increased use in high resolution, high frame rate, high dynamic range video content workflows. Between 2019 and 2025, about a 3X increase is expected in the required storage capacity in the industry and a 3.4X increase in storage capacity shipped per year. Cloud storage capacity for the M&E industry will increase 13X between 2019 and 2025.

This webinar looks at the trends driving demand for digital storage in all parts of the M&E industry, with data from the 2020 Digital Storage in Media and Entertainment report from Coughlin Associates.

Data Privacy and Data Protection in the COVID Era
January 20, 2021
Glyn Bowden, HPE; Eric Hibbard, SNIA Storage Security TWG Chair; Alex McDonald, SNIA Cloud Storage Technologies Initiative Chair
The COVID-19 Pandemic has amplified cybersecurity concerns particularly related to the cloud. Threat actors have recognized a unique opportunity to exploit pandemic-related vulnerabilities through social engineering attacks, business email compromise, work from home or other remote weak points. This results in increased risk and occurrence of ransomware attacks and data breaches that can disrupt or totally compromise organizations’ ability to conduct business. These security incidents can also subject victims to liability for violations of privacy and data breach notification laws. Join this webcast as SNIA experts will discuss:
  • Changing threat landscape due to COVID
  • Recent attacker exploits
  • Common security failures and their consequences
  • Strategies to combat malware
  • Minimizing ransomware risks
  • How emerging technologies (5G, IoT, AI, etc.) expand the threat landscape
Event Schedule

Find SNIA at these events:

SDC India – Virtual – December 4-5, 2020
SODACON – Virtual – December 9-10, 2020
OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop  - Virtual – March 15-19, 2021

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