04 November 2014 - By Gilda Foss, SNIA Analytics and Big Data Committee (NetApp)
First published in DCS Europe - October 2014
So much data, multiplying by the second, and a never-ending opportunity to watch it grow The power we can achieve from analyzing big data is endless. The volume of data created by U.S. companies alone each year is enough to fill ten thousand Libraries of Congress. This is a mind-blowing stat, yet there are so many more like it that exemplifies the explosive growth of data today.
31 October 2014 - Taken from blog post at www.sniablog.org
Now available on-demand, our recent live CSI Webcast, Object Storage 201: Understanding Architectural Trade-Offs, was a highly-rated event that almost 250 (edit: now 500) people have seen to date. We did not have time to address all of the questions, so here are answers to them. If you think of additional questions, please feel free to comment on this blog.
21 October 2014 - By Glyn Bowden, SNIA Europe UK Committee (HP)
First published in DCS UK - September 2014
When looking to deploy cloud services its never going to be a binary transformation. There are very few organisations that have existing IT services that will just be able to transition from that current state to a full cloud solution. This is true no matter what technology is deployed as the solution, it will always be an iterative progression where gains are steadily realised.
01 October 2014 - Event now over, but keep an eye out for future event discounts as a member of SNIA Europe!
30 September 2014 - By Walt Hubis, Vice-Chair of SNIA's Solid State Storage Initiative (Hubis Technical Associates)
First published in SNS Europe - September 2014
Recent advances in non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies are blurring the line between storage and memory and causing a disruptive change to the way software is written. These technologies have the potential to transform the future with performance a thousand times faster than flash.
16 September 2014 -
Taken from blog post at www.sniablog.org
At the recent live ESF Webcast, “Expert Insights: Expanding the Data Center with FCoE,” SNIA ESF examined the current state of FCoE and looked at how this protocol can expand the agility of the data center if you missed it, it’s now available on-demand. As there was not have time to address all the questions, here are answers to them all. If you think of additional questions, please feel free to comment on this blog.
04 September 2014
- Originally from blog at www.sniablog.org
By David Chalupsky (Intel)
In July 2014, IEEE 802.3 voted to form a Study Group for 25Gb/s Ethernet. There has been a lot attention in the networking press lately about 25Gb/s Ethernet, but many people are asking what is it and how did we get here. After all, 802.3 already has completed standards for 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s and is currently working on 400Gb/s, so from a pure speed perspective, starting a 25Gb/s project now does look like a step backwards.
08 August 2014 - Recognized as Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application
29 July 2014 - By Alex McDonald, SNIA Europe Board of Directors, DMTF OSDDC member (NetApp)
First published in DCS Europe - Summer 2014
You'd have to be living in a cave not to have heard the latest IT buzzword; software defined. I first heard this phrase at a seminar about two years ago in the context of work Stanford University was doing on SDN (storage defined networking). Even back then, there were the rumblings of extending it out to include and define SDS (software defined storage) and an encompassing SDDC (the software defined datacenter).
15 July 2014 - By J Metz, FCIA Board of Directors (Cisco Systems)
First published in SNS Europe - June 2014
It may sound strange to think of the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) discussing Ethernet technologies. After all, when people think of Fibre Channel something more than just the protocol comes to mind - the entire ecosystem, management, and design philosophies are part and parcel of what storage administrators think of when we discuss Fibre Channel networks.