January 2020 Issue

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SMI-S Version 1.8.0 Revision 4 is Now a SNIA Technical Position

SNIA continues its dedication to developing standards to advance storage technology with the release of the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) Version 1.8.0 Revision 4 as a Technical Position. For storage equipment vendors, management software vendors and end-users seeking to address the day-to-day tasks of the IT environment, SMI-S provides access to common storage management functions and features. Evolved over 15 years, SMI-S is a mature, proven and internationally recognized standard used in over 1,350 storage products. Download the SMI-S 1.8.0 Revision 4 Technical Position.
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Featured Events

Stellar Lineup on Tap at the 2020 Persistent Memory Summit

Start the new decade watching leading experts on persistent memory and new memory futures at Persistent Memory Summit 2020.  The day begins with a keynote by Andy Bechtolsheim, Co-Founder of Arista Networks, on The Evolution of Cloud-scale Storage. Other great sessions include:  
  • PM in the Wild: VMware Experience and Future Expectations
  • Memory at Storage Scale, Storage at Memory Speed
  • Providing Native Support for Byte-Addressable Persistent Memory
  • Persistent Memory for Accelerating Database Workloads
  • Using Persistent Memory with Pelikan
Registration is free, but space is limited. Check out the full agenda and register here before It’s too late.

Who Will Win the Persistent Memory Hackathon?

A special highlight of the day will be presentations from the winners of the Persistent Memory Programming Challenge sponsored by the SNIA Persistent Memory and NVDIMM Special Interest Group.  Join them and learn more about programming in persistent memory at a complimentary afternoon Hackathon Workshop on Wednesday, January 22nd. See the details and register. A special thanks to sponsors: Intel, SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative, MemVerge, and SMART Modular. See their persistent memory solutions at the event.

SDC EMEA 2020 Early Registration Discount

SDC EMEA 2020 is less than one month away! Register now to take advantage of the early discount (USD 85.00 including VAT) which ends January 17th.  SDC EMEA will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, February 4-5, 2020. And for the first time, don’t miss the Persistent Memory Hackathon which is included as part of the conference registration.
Register today.

2020 SNIA Annual Members Symposium

Make plans to attend SNIA's Annual Members Symposium January 20-24, 2020 in Santa Clara, CA. Don't miss the SNIA Annual Members Symposium where you and your colleagues can join together for networking, working group meetings, informative keynote sessions, and other unique programs designed for SNIA members. 
This year’s Symposium keynote will feature Andy Bechtolsheim, Co-Founder of Arista Networks, speaking on The Evolution of Cloud-scale Storage. There is no cost to attend. View the full agenda and registration information here.
Featured Video

Security, Integrity and Choices for NVMe over Fabrics™

By Nishant Lodha, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
Featured Podcast

Developments in LTO Tape Hardware and Software

by David Pease, Distinguished Engineer Emeritus, IBM, and Takeshi Ishimoto, Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Upcoming Webcasts
Where Does SPDK Fit in the NVMe-oF Landscape?
January 9, 2020
Jim Harris, Intel; Ben Walker, Intel; Tim Lustig, Mellanox
The Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) has gained industry-wide recognition as a framework for building highly performant and efficient storage software with a focus on NVMe™. This includes software drivers and libraries for building NVMe-oF™ host and target solutions. In this presentation, technical leaders from SPDK will provide an overview of the project, NVMe-oF use cases that are best suited for SPDK, and insights into how SPDK achieves its storage networking performance and efficiency.
What a Year It Was – and Where We Need to Go on Emerging Memory
January 14, 2020
Jim Handy, Objective Analysis; Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
Get prepared for SNIA’s Persistent Memory Summit with this webcast from Objective Analysis and Coughlin Associates. Following up on their 2018 groundbreaking report on emerging memories, Jim Handy and Tom Coughlin will update us on 2019 advances in support from SNIA, the launch of Optane memory on DIMMs, new MRAM types, and more. You won’t want to miss their analysis on the progress made, and their perspective on the groundwork that still needs to be covered to bring persistent memory to mainstream computing.
Object Storage: What, How and Why
February 19, 2020
Chris Evans, Bookend LTD; Rick Vanover, Veeam; Alex McDonald, NetApp; John Kim, Mellanox
There are many types of storage technologies, in terms of how they are interconnected, consumed and designed. Object storage is no different in that it brings its own set of unique characteristics to the market. In this webcast, storage experts will explain:
  • What object storage is and what it does
  • How to use object storage
  • Essential characteristics of typical consumption
  • Why object storage is important to the future of storage and computing technologies
QUIC – Will it Replace TCP/IP?  
April 2, 2020
Lars Eggert, NetApp; Christine McMonigal, Intel; Alex McDonald, NetApp
QUIC is a new UDP-based transport protocol for the Internet, and specifically, the web. Originally designed and deployed by Google, it already makes up 35% of Google's egress traffic, which corresponds to about 7% of all Internet traffic. The strong interest by many other large Internet players in the ongoing IETF standardization of QUIC is likely to lead to an even greater deployment in the near future. This talk will highlight:
  • Unique design aspects of QUIC
  • Differences to the conventional HTTP/TLS/TCP web stack
  • Early performance numbers 
  • Potential side effects of a broader deployment of QUIC
Find SNIA at these Events

SNIA EMEA Virtual Meetup - January 9, 2020, 9:15 GMT - Conference Call
Annual Members Symposium – Santa Clara, CA – January 20-24, 2020
SNIA Persistent Memory Hackathon at the PM Summit – Santa Clara, CA – January 22, 2020
Persistent Memory Summit – Santa Clara, CA – January 23, 2020
SNIA Persistent Memory Hackathon at SDC EMEA – Tel Aviv, Israel – February 4, 2020
SDC EMEA – Tel Aviv, Israel – February 4-5, 2020
USENIX FAST'20 – Santa Clara, CA – February 27, 2020
OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop 2020 – Columbus, OH – March 17-19, 2020
SDC India – Bangalore, India – May 21-22, 2020
Storage Developer Conference – Santa Clara, CA – September 21-24, 2020

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