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LISA Data Storage Day
Sponsored by Cambridge Computer
Join us on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for LISA Data Storage Day. This one-day event focuses on current trends in the storage industry. Registration is free to introduce newcomers to the LISA conference. The goal of LISA Data Storage Day is to explain the trends and developments in the storage industry in the language spoken by hands-on IT professionals. Other events tend to glaze over how and why specific products or technologies work, focusing instead on the business value. However, at LISA Data Storage Day, we'll provide a peek under the proverbial hood—making it easier to match technology to business value—thus creating a unique event that's well worth a day out of the office!
What: LISA Data Storage Day
Where: Lincoln 5, Washington Marriott Wardman Park
When: Wednesday, November 11, 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Registration for LISA Data Storage Day is FREE and includes admission to the LISA15 Expo, Exhibit Hall Happy Hour, and Wednesday BoFs. If you wish to register only for Data Storage Day and not attend any of the rest of the LISA15 program, please register online for LISA Data Storage Day in the main LISA15 registration system by adding it onto your other LISA registration items (under the Optional Items). (If you wish to register just for Data Storage Day, you may select it under the list of Admission Items.)
Discounted Registration for LISA15
LISA15 registration is not required to attend LISA Data Storage Day; however, all LISA Data Storage Day registrants who also wish to attend LISA15 will receive a $75 discount on the 3-day LISA Conference Pass. Please use the discount code: LISA15DATASTOR.
For a sample of topics and speakers, please see last year's agenda.
Next Generation Storage Networking: Object Storage, Software Defined, Hyper Converged, and More
Synopsis: This half-day lecture is like a crash course in everything new and interesting in the data storage industry. Of course, storage has not fundamentally changed in the last 40 years, so it would be more accurate to say that the lecture frames the state of the data storage industry in the context of hardware advancements and industry trends, while attempting to separate the vendor marketing fluff from the simple realities of how storage devices work.
The content is vendor-neutral, in that the focus is on architectures, industry trends, and problem solving, not on specific products from specific vendors. Examples are drawn from commercial as well as open source solutions.
Abstract: It would seem like the data storage industry is undergoing a mini Renaissance. Enterprise SAN and NAS arrays are starting to feel like yesterday's technology. he largest storage systems in the world are built on commodity hardware, and even the traditional enterprise storage vendors are hyping software defined storage solutions. Speaking of hyping, we are now in the era of hyper-convergence where the pendulum has swung from optimized, dedicated resources and services to all-in-one appliances that combine storage, compute, and network.
One might argue that all of this innovation is just a re-jiggering of the same old storage stack. At the end of the day, it's all just blocks and files...or is it? Object storage is back from the dead, offering clever alternatives to traditional block and file addressing and enabling truly innovative storage solutions. Erasure codes (invented in 1960) can now be calculated fast enough to serve as an alternative to traditional RAID levels, even for high performance computing applications. SMR hard drives promise high density and lower cost for the bottom tier of storage while NVMe offers industry standards for the highest possible performance in solid state devices (SSDs).
This lecture aims to summarize the state of the data storage industry with the objective of helping storage architects plot a course for the future. We show how modern storage systems evolved from humble disk drives and file servers and paint a picture for how storage will continue to evolve. We then try to reconcile the basic principles-of-design for performance, scale, and resiliency with the open source and commercial products on the market today.
Major topics to include:
- Leveraging Commodity Hardware
- Software Defined Storage
- Erasure Codes For Storage Resiliency
- Hyper Convergence
- Storage Virtualization
- Commodity Hardware
- Object Storage
- Content Addressing
- Recipe-Based Storage
- Cloud Storage Solutions
- Design Principles for resilience, scale, and performance
- Hardware Advancements
- PCIe Networking