The SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative has launched the SSD Features Rating Project, which is intended to improve our understanding of what users expect of SSDs. A survey targets a broad spectrum of SSD users, asking them to rate the importance of various SSD attributes/features to better understand which attributes are most important in applications. Results will help SSD manufacturers to design products more suitable for these applications, and provide guidance to users looking for the best SSD for their application.
The survey is now open and will close on November 28. Results will be announced at the Storage Visions conference on January 5–6, 2014 and will be posted online here after the conference.
Please take the 5 minute survey by clicking here.
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Date: 13-15 August
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, California, USA
The biggest SSD event of the year – Flash Memory Summit – takes place on August in the Santa Clara convention center in Santa Clara, CA. (www.flashmemorysummit.com). SNIA's SSSI will be in booth #808. View the agenda online to see SNIA presentations and visit us to find out more!
Flash Memory Summit event has passed - read a review of the event and news here.
SNIA just launched a new PCIe taskforce to provide guidance to the marketplace on PCIe SSDs. Focus will be to develop educational materials, best practices documents and SNIA standards around this technology and to work with other industry organizations that are involved in PCIe SSD-related activities. The taskforce is structured as an open industry forum for the initial 90 days, but after 30th July, this will become a committee within the Solid State Storage Initiative for members only. No NDA is required and thus no confidential information should be shared amongst the members of the task force.
For more information about SNIA's new PCIe SSD taskforce, visit www.snia.org/forums/sssi/pcie.
SNIA is developing methods enabling manufacturers to set, and customers to compare, the performance ...) to compare the performance of Solid State Drives (SSDs).
The "Understanding SSD Performance" project is intended to give users sufficient information to make intelligent decisions about SSD performance. SSSI intends to establish an industry–wide database of performance results, and encourages SSD manufacturers to contribute SSS PTS results for their products.
PTS-Compliant Performance Data Website: The public can now visit a webpage at www.snia.org/forums/sssi/pts, which shows SSS PTS-compliant performance data from actual enterprise and client SSDs and advice on how to interpret the results of the individual tests. The webpage will also provide a venue for SSD manufacturers to post SSS PTS-compliant test results for their products.
White Paper: Understanding SSD Performance Using the SNIA SSS Performance Test Specification: In support of the project, members of the SNIA Solid State Storage Technical Work Group — the team that created the SSS PTS — collaborated on an accompanying white paper entitled “Understanding SSD Performance Using the SNIA SSS Performance Test Specification.”
This white paper focuses on evaluating and comparing SSD performance using the SNIA PTS Specificatio...
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Solid State Storage PTS Webcast
Presentation of the webcast on Understanding SSD Performance using the SNIA Solid State Storage Perf...
There’s a new page on the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) website which describes the wide range of SSD form-factors (physical formats) on the market today.
SSSI defines three major categories – Solid State Drive, Solid State Card, and Solid State Module – and the new page provides descriptions and examples of each.
The SSSI is pleased to present two new webcasts on Solid State Storage technology, now available for on-demand viewing.
With one of the hottest drive categories – solid state drives (SSDs) – rapidly penetrating data centers, this hour-long webcast provides a valuable introduction to self-encrypting drives (SEDs) and explains why organizations need SEDs Solid State Drives in their environment. Listen and find out from your peers where they are in incorporating SEDs and SSDs in their environment.
This webcast dives into solid state storage growth and how businesses are adopting and deploying solid state storage for rapid access to transactional data, the cloud, and virtual desktop infrastructures. The session includes the results of an IT Professionals Adoption Survey, co-sponsored by the SNIA and the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI), which presents information on the status of solid state drives (SSDs) and high-speed memory.
SNIA is developing methods enabling manufacturers to set, and customers to compare, the performance ...
The SSS PTS (http://www.snia.org/pts) defines a suite of tests and test methodologies necessary to enable comparative testing of individual Enterprise and Client SSD performance. Over 50 individuals from 25 companies have collaborated on the development and release of the SSS PTS. These companies represent industry–leading SSD manufacturers, SSD controller makers, test labs, and computer system OEMs.
Storage Performance Benchmarking Guidelines - Part 1: Workload Design
One of the main dilemmas facing IT customers and sales teams is the correct sizi...