Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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Archival Disk Technology

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovations Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Yasumori Hino from Panasonic and Jun Nakano from Sony talked about the next-generation optical disks. These near-term disks will have new technical specifications as the media and drives get released. The problems with most current data storage mechanisms include power, CO2 emissions, and frequent data migrations. Loads are moving... [Read more]


IDC Analyst on Flash Trends

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Eric Burgener from IDC talked about the directions and changes in the flash markets, with emphasis on flash-based arrays. The constant drivers are for bigger, faster, and cheaper for all devices. The all flash market is becoming the third compute platform. Many systems are changing into virtual, software-defined platforms with flash... [Read more]


Optical Storage-The Future of Long-Term Data Preservation

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Doug Ferguson from Hitachi Data Systems talked about the prospects and requirements for long-term storage on optical media. In government work, the requirements are growing to keep more data for longer periods of time, necessitating more long-term storage capacity. Data preservation in the form of archives or long-term stores are... [Read more]


Tape Storage for Cold Data Archive

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, Ca—Osamu Shimizu from Fujifilm talked about the role of tape in archive functions. The increasing volumes of data call for a new definition of cold storage and a technology that can keep up with the volume increases. Per a UCSC study, 90 percent of all data is never accessed again after it is stored. At the same time, the volume of... [Read more]


Data End of Life in the Cloud

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Fredrik Forslund from Blancco described the techniques and requirements for data erasure. Even though there are needs to keep data, there are also incentives to delete those data completely. Software erasure has grown with the growth of computers. The drivers for complete and certifiable erasure to ensure no possibility of recovery... [Read more]


SNIA Updates

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Wayne Adams from the SNIA talked about the various activities and functions that the organization is pursuing. The Storage Networking Industry Association works to promulgate the latest technologies and capabilities in storage networks. The organization works on technical papers, services, best practices, standards, conformance programs,... [Read more]


Trends in Data Protection and the Restoration Technologies

April 7, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Gideon Senderov from NEC talked about data protection and restoration from the perspective of the recovery techniques. In general, restoration techniques are developed to provide data protection based on the ability to recover those data. The SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) has some papers and templates to demonstrate... [Read more]


Low-Latency SAN

April 7, 2015, Data Storage Innovations Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Rubin Mohan from HP and Craig Carlson from QLogic talked about the next-generation of low latency SAN. They described the various components and aspects of storage performance and how those factors affect latency. Everyone is at least vaguely familiar with the basic performance measurements. IOPS is I/O per second, bandwidth is... [Read more]


Next Generation Storage Networks

April 7, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Dennis Martin from Demartek described the evolving storage networks. As data volumes grow, the underlying servers and storage have to grow to accommodate the larger data flows. In general, servers are improving to address the needs for higher bandwidth and more virtualization. The larger number of virtual machines increases the number... [Read more]


When Data Pools Become Data Lakes

April 7, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Lance Broel from DDN Storage talked about managing and storing massive quantities of data. This new type of storage capability requires a change from blocks and files to object storage. One growing challenge is to manage the increasing volumes of newly generated data. Much of these new data sets are unstructured; video, images, e-documents,... [Read more]