INTEL® STORAGE BUILDERS NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2017

What's New?

What's New?

Welcome New Ecosystem Partners

We are pleased to welcome new members to the Intel® Storage Builders program. Program membership connects you to Intel technologies to drive first-in-market solutions, a rich ecosystem for strategic matchmaking, and Intel go-to-market channels in which to spotlight your solutions. Get to know these partners and more by visiting their individual microsites posted on our membership page.

  • Accton
  • Compuverde
  • ioFABRIC
  • OpenEBS
  • Polywell
  • Saudi Telecom Company

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Intel® Builders Construction Zone

The Intel® Builders Construction Zone offers access to a variety of lab resources featuring the latest Intel data center products and technologies, providing Intel Storage Builders members an environment to tune and optimize their solutions. This collaborative workspace allows members and their partners to test their solution performance against Intel products, or to develop precise configuration recipes using custom boards, BIOS, Firmware, OS and libraries. Submit a proposal for lab space here.

 

Intel Storage Builders University

Intel Storage Builders University

The Intel Storage Builders University is designed to assist the technical professional in understanding and implementing storage solutions for enterprise and cloud data centers. Explore the latest storage topics including Intel® Solid State Drives, Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK), Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel® ISA-L), Intel® CAS, new storage architectures, and industry trends with Intel Storage Builders University training materials.

Featured Classes from Intel Storage Builders University

Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK)

In this course, John Kariuki, Storage Applications Engineer, provides an overview of the Storage Performance Development Kit, covering the problem that it addresses, licensing, H/W and OS Support.

Cloud 101

In this course, Intel's Lead Architect, Service Provider Group, Petar Torre, provides an overview of cloud, starting with what is a cloud, some cloud business models, and then some details on OpenStack and Virtual Infrastructure Manager.

 

Intel Storage Builders Events

Intel Storage Builders Events

Intel Storage Builders Developer Meet Up

Intel® Storage Builders will be hosting a Storage Builders Developer Meet Up. Join us for an interactive discussion with Intel developers and engineers to discuss their work and contributions in the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK), Deep Dive of SPDK User Space NVMe Driver, Accelerate iSCSI Target via SPDK, SPDK based User Space NVMf Target/Host Solution, vhost-ISCSI, as well as TWO or THREE sessions presented by customers on real SPDK usage. Setup time to meet 1:1 with an Intel Developer and join our hosted panel discussion on "Key Value Store Optimization on Fast Storage Devices (e.g., NVMe SSD)".

April 19th – 20th
Santa Clara Hyatt Regency

 

Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel® ISA-L)

An upcoming webinar in March will explore applications of the Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel® ISA-L) and the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK), which can be used to create de-duplication engines, high throughput compression software, and efficient storage stacks.

 

Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Featured Collaboration – IBM and Lenovo

The Intel® Optane™ SSD Innovator Testbed, introduced by IBM, Intel, and Lenovo, provides end users and software vendors a chance to test and discover new innovations as well as optimize applications. Intel Optane technology is a premium, non-volatile memory media with an unparalleled combination of low latency, high endurance, and high quality of service. Innovator Testbeds are powered by Lenovo servers running in IBM's cloud data centers. At the end of the year Intel and IBM Cloud will offer early adopters and innovators the chance to play with Intel Optane SSDs. Sign up at ssdtestbed@intel.com, if interested.

 

 

Intel Storage Builders Solutions Library

The Solutions Library houses storage related content from our member community. It offers reference architectures, whitepapers, and solution briefs to help build and enhance your storage solutions.

Visit the Solutions Library to search the more than 50 pieces of technical collateral currently available.

Featured Publications from the Storage Builders Solutions Library

This whitepaper describes best practices for configuring Maxta* Storage Platform (MxSP*) to provide the highest performance under the random I/O blender workload of the common virtualized environment. | Download the PDF

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Social Hub

Social Hub

For our ecosystem's latest news, podcasts, webinars, blog posts, and more, visit the Storage Builders Social Hub. Recent contributions from our community include the following:

Podcast: StarWind and Intel Embrace Storages Software Defined Future

Anton Kolomyeytsev, CEO, Chief Architect, and Co-founder at StarWind, joins Conversations in the Cloud to discuss the past, present, and future of software defined storage (SDS) and hyperconvergence. StarWind is a pioneer in storage virtualization and produces Intel based SDS solutions for small to medium size businesses, remote and branch offices, and larger implementations. – Listen now

Podcast: Nexenta Delivers Reliable, Accessible Software Defined Storage for Enterprise

Michael Letschin, Field Chief Technology Officer at Nexenta Systems, Inc., joins Conversations in the Cloud to discuss storage virtualization. Michael talks about the Intel-based NexentaEdge product and its applications for customers who require that data not only be stored reliably, but be retrieved quickly as well. – Listen now

Podcast: Hybrid Cloud and Workload Mobility with Velostrata

This podcast discusses how Velostrata is overcoming hybrid cloud challenges by using workload mobility and Intel funding. Ady Degany highlights their new platform Velostrata 2.0, which provides fast, easy and low-risk data migration. – Listen now

Podcast: NetApp Transforms the Industry's Approach to Large-Scale Hybrid Cloud Problems

In this podcast, Joel Kaufman from NetApp discusses the company's focus on solutions that are tailored to specific problems, rather than promoting a particular product. Joel also chats about the features and benefits of NetApp's SolidFire platform and ONTAP 9 management software. – Listen now

Blog: Are Containers Production-Ready for Enterprise Apps in a Typical Enterprise?

This blog by NetApp addresses questions surrounding Docker fundamentals and architecture, elaborates on types of persistent data in containerized environments, and discusses NetApp's approach to Container Data Persistence with the NetApp's Docker Volume Plug-in (nDVP). – Read now

Webinar: Using Storage Infrastructure as an Accelerator of DevOps Maturity

In this webcast, Josh Atwell from NetApp discusses the role and value extensible storage infrastructure has in accelerating software development activities, improve code quality, reveal multiple deployment options through automated testing, and support continuous integration efforts. – Watch on demand

Webinar: Storage Revolution: CapEx to OpEx, HDD to SSD, and What's Next

In this webinar with Zadara, gain an understanding of what is driving the transition from CapEx storage to OpEx-based Storage-as-a-Service. Learn from the experts why there are significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) advantages when transitioning from purchasing storage to pay-as-you-go. – Watch on demand

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