SNIA SDC India 2020 – Quick Recap

The first virtual edition of the recently concluded SNIA SDC India 2020 was a powerful module of learning packed into two electrifying days!

Thank you for attending our virtual keynote session on “Storage Industry: The Changing Paradigm Leading to Computational Storage”! It was a pleasure to have you as a part of our audience.

It was heartening to see that the insights we shared during our keynote session were widely appreciated and validated by the audience. But that doesn’t mean our thirst for learning was quenched! Here are a few important takeaways from the virtual conference that had a great line-up of speakers and curated topics:

  • Persistent Memory architecture between DRAM and SSD and byte addressable
  • Asymmetric performance of XPoint Memory needs H/W interface Compute Xpress Link
  • Programmable accelerator cards & SmartNIC, storage services offloading
  • Desegregated Storage architecture with CEPH
  • SPDK can be leveraged to speed up NVMe drives
  • Zoned Namespaces (ZNS) as an exciting new interface for NVM Express (NVMe) devices
  • Openshift Container Storage enabling a hybrid cloud storage
  • Storage acceleration and near memory compute with CXL/CCIX
  • Blockchain-in-Storage as a new application for storage technology
  • MicroSD card as Adoptable Storage

We’ll be publishing our keynote session video here very soon. Watch this space!

Our experts are always open to a free-wheeling discussion on everything Storage and should you be up for it, just click button below.

The Rise of Computational Storage

The Storage industry has been witnessing a paradigm shift with the emergence of new and disruptive technologies.

In the past three years itself, the Storage space has witnessed a spurt in areas like All-Flash & NVMe, Predictive Storage Analysis, Cloud Storage, Data Protection, IoT Analytics, Computational Storage, and AI-driven Storage. These trends can be attributed to rise of AI & Analytics, multicloud & hybrid cloud infrastructure, DevOps, Edge Computing, and more.

But where did all this begin?

It all started with magnetic disks coming to the fore for filesystems to manage data and deliver performance.

Then, SAN brought with it flexibility, sharing, and improved performance.

This was followed by ‘Shared Nothing’, which came in with a purpose to divide & conquer, and also to enable parallel processing.

Solid State Drives (SSDs) then made an appearance to help cut down service times considerably. Around this time, the CPUs and buses had experienced a manifold increase in speed.

With great development, come greater challenges. The challenge faced by technologists was cutting down the overheads in the IO subsystems and the various kernel processes involved in servicing these IOs.

One thing led to the other, and now we have NVMe. To boost storage performance and exploit the might of NVMe, a mechanism was devised to couple an application directly with the storage subsystem, bypassing the kernel.

This led to concerns for data transfer times and hence the initiative to club Compute and Storage together as a unit – resulting in the birth of Computational Storage – the great hybrid with a massive potential to disrupt the market.

SNIA SDC India 2020 – What’s Lined Up in Our Keynote
Storage Industry: The Changing Paradigm Leading to Computational Storage

Computational Storage is a great hybrid that clubs the strengths of Compute and Storage and possesses a massive potential to disrupt the market. With its ability to put processing power directly on the storage device, it gives enterprises quick and easy access to vital information. As the technology winds its way to the mainstream, it throws doors open to possibilities in various areas such as 5G, Big Data, AI/ML, IoT, and more. Join us as we re-trace its footsteps and look into the future of this powerhouse performer.

Our Speakers

Rohit Srivastava

Technical Director, Calsoft

Rohit is a dynamic and resourceful software engineer with 19 years of rich experience in Software Development and Performance Engineering in cross-functional storage domains with prestigious organizations. He has expertise in leading complete Software Development Life Cycle entailing analysis, design, development, maintenance, testing, and quality assurance. Prior to managing the Storage Engineering Group at Calsoft, Rohit has led engineering teams at Protegrity, Symantec, EMC, KPIT Cummins, and HCL. With in-depth knowledge of Microprocessors, Embedded Systems, Linux, UNIX, RT Operating Systems and Internals, Rohit also is an avid reader and a technology evangelist.

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Press Release

Calsoft Inc. Announces Presence at SNIA SDC India 2020 as Premier Partner

Calsoft Inc., a global leader in delivering product engineering and digital services to ISVs and enterprises across the Storage, Networking, Virtualization, Cloud, IoT, and Analytics domains, announced that it will be attending one of the most high-profile events in the Storage industry – SNIA SDC India 2020 – in December.

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