February 2022
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The Green Grid and SNIA Renew Alliance

The Green Grid (TGG) and SNIA Green Storage Initiative have refreshed their longstanding alliance agreement to reflect the current and future wide range of collaborative activities we plan to pursue. Part of the TGG and SNIA alliance is to proactively address and respond to draft industry data center storage system regulations that add mutual value to data center operators, regulators, and system vendors including European Union Lot 9, USA EPA Energy Star DCS program, and Japan TopRunner program.

In the coming months, a refreshed white paper will be published, titled "Storage Energy Efficiency and Architecture Trends." The recent SNIA Annual Members Symposium provided updates for SNIA Green including a roadmap of deliverables extending through 2023. See slides 30-37. Our joint white papers are public reference points to support the development of relevant and impactful data center storage equipment energy efficiency regulatory programs.
View the SNIA Green Roadmap of Deliverables

SNIA Honors 2021 Member Volunteers

At the 2022 SNIA Annual Members Symposium, SNIA announced the 2021 Member Recognition Honorees. These volunteer members and groups have gone above and beyond to help fulfill SNIA’s mission. Learn about the exciting work they are doing and please join SNIA in congratulating them for their hard work and dedication.
View the 2021 Member Recognition Honorees Here

SNIA Elects 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Technical Council

SNIA has elected its 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Technical Council. Dr. J Metz will continue as Chair of the SNIA Board and Mark Carlson and Bill Martin remain as Technical Council (TC) Co-chairs. Both the Board and TC are led by technology companies that represent a diverse ecosystem of storage technology worldwide. Their wide range of technical expertise and global perspective enables SNIA to execute on its mission to lead the storage industry in developing and promoting vendor-neutral architectures, standards, and educational services that facilitate the efficient management, movement, and security of information.

SNIA HQ Has Moved

SNIA has moved its headquarters from Colorado Springs, CO to Santa Clara, CA. Our new address is:

Storage Networking Industry Association
5201 Great America Parkway, Suite 320
Santa Clara, CA 95054

SNIA lab programs have already moved to a highly secure data center colocation facility in Colorado. 
Featured Q&A Blog

Storage for Automotive Q&A
At our recent SNIA Networking Storage Forum (NSF) webcast “Revving up Storage for Automotive” Ryan Suzuki, John Kim and Tom Friend had a fascinating discussion on the impact of  cars become smarter and more automated each year. This Q&A blog dives deeper on the storage implications as vehicles are turning into data centers on wheels.
Featured Video

2022 SNIA Annual Members Symposium Presentations

The 2022 SNIA Annual Members Symposium was an incredibly informative day, highlighting the significant accomplishments and future plans of SNIA’s Technical Work Groups (TWG), Forums and Initiatives (F&I), and Committees.
If you missed any of the presentations or need a recap on details, all the sessions are now available on-demand at our SNIAVideo YouTube Channel. PDFs of the presentations are also ready for download. 
Featured Event

SNIA Persistent Memory + Computational Storage Summit - Call for Presentations

SNIA Persistent Memory + Computational Storage Summit returns for its 10th year as a virtual event May 25-26, 2022. This complimentary event will include live general sessions and panels, and on-demand breakouts. A call for presentations is now open until March 4, 2022 on a variety of topics. Learn more and review past events at www.snia.org/pm-summit.
Submit a Proposal Here
Featured Podcast

Analysis of Distributed Storage on Blockchain 

by Tejas Chopra, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix 
Upcoming Webcast
Why Cryptocurrency and Computational Storage?
February 15, 2022
Jonmichael Hands, Chia Network; Eli Tiomkin, NGD Systems
Blockchains, cryptocurrency, and the internet of markets are working to transform finance, wealth, safety, digital security, and trust. Storage-based cryptocurrencies had a breakout year in 2021. Proof of Space and Time is a new blockchain consensus that uses storage capacity to secure the blockchain. Decentralized file storage will enable alternatives to hyperscale data centers for hosting files and objects. Understanding the TCO of a storage system and optimizing the utilization of the storage hardware is critical in scaling these systems. Proof of space generation requires temporary compute and ephemeral storage resources. Having compute resources onboard an SSD can allow for local data processing to decrease overall system Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Join SNIA members as they discuss how a new approach of auto-plotting SSDs combined with computational storage can lower the total TCO. You’ll learn how autoplotting works, server use cases that illustrate significant performance/TB gains, and hear the results based on the SNIA Total Cost of Ownership Mode for Storage. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the SNIA TCO model with an interactive case study.

15 Minutes in the Cloud: What is Cloud?
March 2, 2022
Chip Maurer, Dell Technologies; Alex McDonald, SNIA CSTI Chair
Everyone is familiar with the term "Cloud" but it's still worth asking "What is Cloud?"  It can be defined as "networked computing facilities providing remote data storage and processing services via the internet." While that definition is simple (if a little wordy!), the real-world of cloud is complex, and changing constantly.
If you are a cloud expert, these sessions might not be for you, but for everyone else, this series of short talks might clear up a lot of questions you may have. Join us for a discussion on:
  • Common cloud terminology
  • How all the parts work together
  • Why the cloud and what it's used for
  • Example use cases
  • SNIA educational resources on cloud
Event Schedule
Find SNIA at these Events
FAST’22 – Santa Clara, CA – February 22-24, 2022
SDC EMEA 2022 – Virtual – April 5, 2022
PM+CS Summit – Virtual – May 10-11, 2022
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