Intel® Storage Builders Newsletter
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.
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
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
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.
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 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
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
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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