"Welcome to the First Intel® Storage Builders Newsletter! We're excited about working with our very diverse ecosystem to develop next generation storage solutions.

- Shawna Meyer-Ravelli, Director, Intel® Storage Builders & Storage Marketing, Data Center Group

Intel® Storage Builders Program: Revolutionizing Storage

Intel® Storage Builders provides an open, collaborative environment for true storage innovation and advancement. The program brings together forward-looking companies, a broad Intel® ecosystem, key foundational technologies, and strategic resources to empower our members to move storage forward.

Members gain access to the tools and guidance they need to speed the development and introduction of intelligent, cost-effective, and efficient storage solutions. Goals include increased vendor collaboration, accelerated technology innovation, and improved open storage standards alignment.

By working with an ecosystem that resides at the heart of many workloads, from data analytics and cloud, to next gen storage and converged infrastructure, members accelerate the storage transformation of the data center and drive business growth.

To learn more, visit us at storagebuilders.intel.com


What's New?

What's New?

Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners

We welcome our inaugural partners who have recently joined our ecosystem taking our count to over 90! Our members represent a diverse storage ecosystem, including hardware, software, and services. We're looking forward to great collaborations to accelerate software-defined storage adoption across the storage industry.

To view our partners, please visit our Ecosystem Partners Page.

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Get Involved! Save the Date for Intel® Storage Builders Future Events

Mark your calendar and don't miss out on future engagement opportunities through our event series. Enjoy technical and executive training and networking opportunities that will help forge your future business alliances.

REGISTER NOW! Intel® Builders Summit in conjunction with IDF, August 16-18, San Francisco, CA. Intel® Builders is hosting an Executive Summit coinciding with the Intel Developer Forum and you are invited to attend. This exclusive event will drive partner collaborations and accelerate broad ecosystem innovation within the cloud, network and storage arenas towards optimized solution delivery aimed at specific customer use cases.

Learn from our experts, engage directly with peers and hear first-hand from customers ready to share their roadmap development. Open to all Intel Builders ecosystem partners, this is a not to be missed event and the perfect way to kick off this year's IDF activities on Monday, August 15.

To REGISTER and learn more information, please visit our event page.

SAVE THE DATE: Intel® Storage Builders Summit, Saturday, August 27th in conjunction with VMworld 2016, August 28 – September 1, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Stay tuned for more information.

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Intel® Cloud Day 2016

On March 31, Intel delivered its first Cloud Day. Gathering over 400 attendees, including customers, partners, and media personnel. The event delivered a strong agenda complete with the official launch of the Intel® Storage Builders Program with a keynote by Bev Crair, Vice President of the Data Center Group and General Manager of the Storage Group, Intel.

Over 100 Intel Storage Builder members representing 38 companies attended Cloud Day 2016, including a Storage Builder Ecosystem panel. Participants included EMC, Nutanix, Pure Storage, Lenovo, and Microsoft.

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Intel® Storage Builders Essentials

Explore the resources below for a look at the state of storage and how Intel® Storage Builders is driving next gen storage innovation.



A New Path

Check out the key drivers that are taxing today's storage technologies and what is needed to chart a new course. Experience the Storage Revolution



Work Together

Learn how Intel® Storage Builders members working together can help bring new scale and agility to next gen storage. Accelerating Storage Innovation



Video Storage Industry Leader Discuss Next Gen Storage Solutions

Go "Under the Hood" to learn why storage is such a critical piece in the transformation to a software-defined infrastructure. Next Gen Storage Solutions, with Bev Crair, Vice President of the Data Center Group and General Manager of the Storage Group, Intel.


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Intel® Solutions for Ceph Deployments

New white paper for Ceph solutions featuring Intel only solutions for any of your partners or customers. Application solutions covering storage for; VDI, journaling, SQL database, object storage, cloud DVR, backup and archive and cache acceleration.



Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) V16.06

This release adds a userspace NVMf (NVMe over Fabrics) target, conforming to the newly-released NVMf 1.0/NVMe 1.2.1 specification. The NVMf target exports NVMe devices from a host machine over the network via RDMA. Currently, the target is limited to directly exporting physical NVMe devices, and the discovery subsystem is not supported.

This release includes a general API cleanup, including renaming all declarations in public headers to include a spdk prefix to prevent namespace clashes with user code.

Click here to view and download the latest release. To learn more visit the Storage Overview | Intel® Software page.



Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Libraries (ISA-L) 2.16 Open Source

Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel® ISA-L) provides tools to maximize storage throughput, security, and resilience, as well as minimize disk space usage. Learn about the library's set of highly optimized functions for RAID, Erasure Code, CRC, cryptographic hash, encryption, and compression.

This release includes significant performance improvements for compression. Performance on standard corpora up 20%-25% and 2x on high entropy or random data input. New feature: runtime changing of custom hufftables and new flush type FULL_FLUSH type was added.

Click here to view the latest release. To learn more visit the Storage Overview | Intel® Software page.


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

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.

Content is searchable by member names and using key storage industry terms. Visit the Solutions Library to stay up to date with current member collateral.

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Featured Partnered Publications

Accelerating Software-Defined Storage

Dell and Intel collaborate to build solutions for VDI, cloud, big data, and virtualized applications.



On-Ramp to the All-Flash Cloud | Download PDF

Experience the Intel® - based all-flash storage solution that simplifies cloud deployment and reduce costs.



Optimize Ceph Configurations | Download PDF

Software-defined storage: An inevitable alternative to traditional SAN or NAS Storage.



Huawei and Intel Bring Innovation to Big Data Storage | Download PDF

See how Huawei OceanStor* 9000 big data storage system, based on the Intel® Xeon processor E5-2400 product family, is able to scale linearly to 60 petabytes of data, under a single file system, providing cutting-edge performance.

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Partner Summits

The Intel® Storage Builders ecosystem presence was felt worldwide through speakerships, panel opportunities, and networking engagements at industry events. Below is a recap of our activities. Thank you for joining us.

Intel® Storage Builders Summit – San Francisco (Cloud Day)

The Intel® Storage Builder Summit, held in San Francisco on March 31, 2016 was a huge success. The SG Track keynote was held by Andrea Nelson, the Director of Marketing for Intel's Data Center Storage Group and featured three technical sessions, along with participation from EMC, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nutanix & Pure Storage in an Executive Panel. The event garnered the highest attendance in all tracks and sessions during Cloud Day 2016.

Intel® Storage Builders Summit – Tokyo

Intel hosted a Storage Builders Summit in Tokyo held on April 15, 2016. More than 50 attendees including, 22 Intel Storage Builder Members representing 7 companies were in attendance; Hitachi, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Dell, Red Hat and VMware. We would like to thank Glenn Weinberg, Director of Architecture and Software Engineering for Intel's Data Center Storage Group, for a phenomenal job as the keynote speaker.

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Upcoming Opportunities

Upcoming Opportunities

Visit the Hub for the Latest Partner News

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

NetApp Data Fabric: Accelerating Customer Success in Hybrid Cloud

Presenter: Lee Caswell – VP, Product, Solutions & Services Marketing, NetApp discusses the disruption happening in the marketplace and the future of storage and data management.

Evolve or die: Enterprise Storage in the Face of Sudden and Continuous Change

Presenter: Andy Warfield – CTO and Co-Founder, Coho Data discusses how Storage technologies, epitomized by Intel's own solid state portfolio, are evolving faster than most organizations are capable of adopting them. As well as the dramatic dichotomy facing storage vendors today.

Storage on Your Terms: Nexenta Software-Defined Storage with Intel

Presenters: Michael Letschin, Field Chief Technology Officer at Nexenta and Shawna Meyer-Ravelli, Storage Technology Marketing Manager at Intel explain the kinds of software-defined storage technology landscape you'll likely deploy: Scale-up, Scale-out, and Containerized.