Day 3 is a wrap and I’m sad that’s SFD12 has finally come to an end. Quite the experience and day 3 didn’t disappoint. We arrived at Intel’s campus to meet with SNIA and Intel for our last day.
If you don’t know who SNIA is or you’ve never heard of them, you’re probably not that deep in the industry. But for the uninitiated SNIA stands for “The Storage Networking Industry Association” and is a “non-profit organization made up of member companies spanning information technology. A globally recognized and trusted authority, SNIA’s mission is 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.”
Michael Oros, Executive Director at SNIA, gives an overview of the entire organization, including their technical focus for the foreseeable future. They are the leading body advancing industry storage standards, best practices, and testing.
Introduction to SNIA with Michael Oros
SNIA Hyperscaler Storage Development with Mark Carlson
Mark Carlson, Principal Engineer at SNIA, reviews the state of hyperscaler storage, and how the organization can better address this disruptive trend. These hyperscale organization are building their own storage arrays, rather than going to traditional storage vendors. By some measure, 50%of all bits shipped go to hyperscalers.
Last but not least, Intel was on hand to drop some serious technical details on the SFD12 delegates.
Jonathan Stern, Applications Engineer, Network Platforms Group, gives an overview of Intel’s Storage Performance Development Kit. He reviews the performance benefits of SPDK over using the standard Linux kernel. This is especially evident when it comes to VM optimization and hyperscale operations.
SPDK and the Future of Storage with Jonathan Stern
Tony Luck, Principal Engineer, SSG Enabling Group, reviews Intel’s Resource Director Technology, which can help with processor core resource management for software defined networking. He goes into a technical deep dive of what’s actually happening on the silicon to reach this core optimization, down to the L3 cache.
Intel Resource Director Technology (RDT) for Storage with Tony Luck
THAT’S A WRAP!
Thanks so much to Stephen Foskett, Kat Kitzmiller, Rich Stroffolino, and Megan Robinette for making SFD12 possible! I hope to be invited back again!