November 2021
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Storage Developer Conference (SDC ’21) Sessions Now on YouTube

SDC ’21 was another outstanding virtual event. This year’s agenda was jam-packed with over 130 technical sessions on topics including Cloud Storage, Data Protection Technologies, Computational Storage, DNA Data Storage, NVMe-oF™, Storage Architecture, Security & Privacy, Emerging Interfaces, and much more! Now all these expert presentations are available on the SNIAVideo YouTube Channel.
Check out the SDC ’21 Playlist

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New Cloud Storage Technologies Infographic

SNIA's Cloud Storage Technologies Initiative (CSTI) is committed to the adoption, growth and standardization of storage in cloud infrastructures, including its data services, orchestration and management, and the promotion of portability of data in multi-cloud environments. Check out this new infographic to learn what the CSTI has been up to and how you can get involved.
View the Infographic Here
Featured Q&A Blogs

Fibre Channel SAN Hosts and Targets Q&A
At the SNIA Networking Storage Forum (NSF) webcast “How Fibre Channel Hosts and Targets Really Communicate” Fibre Channel (FC) experts explained exactly how Fibre Channel works, starting with the basics on the FC networking stack, link initialization, port types, and flow control, and then dove into the details on host/target logins and host/target IO. It was a great tutorial on Fibre Channel. Check out the answers to all the questions the audience asked. 

Storage for AI Q&A
What types of storage are needed for different aspects of AI? That was one of the many topics covered in our SNIA Networking Storage Forum (NSF) webcast “Storage for AI Applications.” In this Q&A blog, our panel of experts provide answers to the many questions received during the live roundtable.
Featured Video

Compression, Deduplication & Encryption Conundrums for Cloud Storage

Presented by Tejas Chopra, Netflix, Inc.

Nominate Your SNIA Colleague or Group for a Recognition Award

Volunteers are critical to SNIA fulfilling its mission. Every year, SNIA seeks to recognize our individual volunteers and group volunteers for their extraordinary efforts through its SNIA Recognition Program and The Deborah Kay Johnson Memorial Award for Education.

Please take a minute to acknowledge our valuable volunteers for their efforts. The deadline to submit nominations is December 3rd.
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Featured Events

SNIA Swordfish™, Computational Storage, and SFF featured at OCP Global Summit

Join SNIA in person or virtually at the OCP Global Summit, November 9-10, in San Jose, CA. SNIA standards work will be featured on November 10th at: In their live booth C-13, SNIA will feature a SNIA Swordfish™ demonstration, computational storage demonstrations from Chia, Eideticom, Neureality, NGD Systems, Samsung, and ScaleFlux, and a SNIA Persistent Memory Workshop and Hackathon.  SNIA experts will be live and on Zoom during the event to answer questions on SNIA Swordfish, DMTF Redfish®, computational storage, persistent memory, solid state drives and form factor standards, NVMe® and NVMe-oF and SNIA’s vision for 2022 and beyond.

Register here with code SNIA27J6 for a 20% live event registration discount. Virtual attendees can register for free. View the full agenda here.

SNIA Sponsors Open Standards Pavilion at SC’21

To spotlight open standards that enable multiple implementations of the latest technologies to be delivered to the market, SNIA is being joined by five leading organizations in a dedicated Open Standards Pavilion at SC’21 Nov. 14-19 in St. Louis in booth 1507.
SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative (SMI) and Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative (CMSI) will be represented along with the CXL™ Consortium, Ethernet Alliance, Fibre Channel Industry Association, GenZ Consortium™, and OpenFabrics Alliance™. Representatives will be on hand to discuss tcomputational storage, CXL, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Gen-Z, open fabrics, persistent memory, SNIA Swordfish™, SSD, and SFF standards.
Featured Podcast

Quantum Technology and Storage: Where Do They Meet?

by Doug Finke, Managing Editor, Quantum Computing Report
Upcoming Webcasts
NVMe-oF: Discovery Automation for NVMe IP-based SANs
November 4, 2021
Erik Smith, Dell Technologies; Curtis Ballard, HPE; Tom Friend, Illuminosi
NVMe® IP-based SANs (including TCP, RoCE, iWARP) have the potential to provide significant benefits in application environments ranging from the Edge to the Data Center. However, before we can fully unlock NVMe IP-based SAN’s potential, we first need to overcome the NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) discovery problem specific to IP-based fabrics. Several companies have been collaborating on innovations that simplify and automate the discovery process used with NVMe IP-based SANs.
Object Storage: Trends, Use Cases
November 16, 2021
David McIntyre, Samsung; Jon Toor, Cloudian; Alex McDonald, SNIA NSF Vice Chair, Christine McMonigal, Intel
Storing objects has become commonplace. Object storage provides bulk and undifferentiated storage for unstructured data like photos, video & audio, DNA sequences, files, and backups. It can even protect against ransomware. Object access is also simplified because there are no built-in hierarchies or filesystems of objects, and no devices to manage that look like disks. This discussion will cover: 
  • Object storage characteristics   
  • The differences and similarities between object and key value storage 
  • Security options unique to object storage including ransomware mitigation 
  • Why use object storage: Use cases and applications   
  • Object storage and containers: Why Kubernetes’ COSI (Container Object Storage Interface)?

Revving Up Storage for Automotive
December 7, 2021
Ryan Suzuki, Samsung; John Kim, NVIDIA, Tom Friend, Illuminosi
The automotive industry is effectively transforming the vehicle into a data center on wheels. Connectedness, autonomous driving, and media & entertainment bring in more and more storage onboard and into the networked data centers. But all the storage in (and for) a car is not created equal. There are 10s if not 100s of different processors on the car. Some are attached to storage and some are not. Each application demands different characteristics from the storage device. Let’s explore all of this in an informational journey with the industry experts from both the storage and automotive worlds.
Event Schedule
Find SNIA at these Events
OCP Global Summit – Hybrid – San Jose, CA and Virtual – November 9-10, 2021
SC ’21 – Hybrid – St. Louis, MO and Virtual – November 14-19, 2021
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