Register Now for the Sixth Annual Storage Developer Conference

August 25, 2009

Don’t miss the sixth Annual Storage Developer Conference (SDC) September 14-17, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. for updates on the latest tools, technologies and tactics in data storage, management and security.

This year’s conference covers leading storage development matters such as Solid State Storage, Cloud Storage, File System Performance, Storage Management, XAM/Data Management, File Security, Emerging Technologies and Green Storage.

Be sure to catch DMTF Work Group Chair, John Crandall’s presentation, DMTF Profiles for Storage, on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. PST, as he discusses DMTF standards and technologies that apply to storage management, many of which are leveraged by the SNIA SMI-S standard.

Take a look at the SDC agenda and plan your event now, through tutorials, sessions, keynote speakers, a Hands-on-Lab for Developers and Interoperability plugfests. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the experts all in one place.
There is still time to take part in this industry event. Register Now!


Pillar unveils SSD Bricks

March 11, 2009

Two days back, Pillar announced the availability of SSD Bricks for its Axiom Storage Array. SSD bricks will be available for purchase by the month of June. It is under beta testing with three vendors.

SSD Bricks in Axiom allows adding a fifth storage tier, Tier 0, to say appropriately. These SSD bricks are backed by the Pillar’s QoS which offers the selection of different profiles and priorities for the applications that are attached to Axiom.

SSD Bricks includes 12 SSD Drives of 64 GB SATA SSDs. Pillar’s Axiom arrays are built using a combination of “brick” capacity nodes and “slammer” compute nodes that scale performance and capacity independently. Like standard Axiom Bricks, the SSD Bricks will include Pillar’s unique Distributed RAID technology that allows for easy and rapid scalability with no performance degradation. These new Bricks are backed by Pillar’s written utilization and performance guarantees.

Pillar’s Press release is here

Storage Investments Remain Resilient

March 6, 2009

A recent survey covering planned expenditures across 26 technology catagories was conducted by Millward Brown, Research International, and Lightspeed Research collaborate with LinkedIn uncovers that only “Data Storage” is the technology to see increased spending this year. This survey reveals that Virtualization is the next key trend that will impact the industry.

This survey was conducted among LinkedIn members who were IT Professionals. 450 of them from US and UK participated in this survey. While overall spending on Storage was only expected to increase by a marginal amount (less then 1%), this is in stark contrast to other hardware categories which showed declines between 2-3%. When asked about the key challenges facing them in the coming year, technology decision makers cited “meeting the same or similar objectives with lower IT budgets,”

To read the complete report visit here.

2009 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS 2009)

February 4, 2009

The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS 2009) is to be held on July 9-11, 2009 in Zhang Jia Jie, China.

It will serve as an international forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss cutting edge research on networking (wired and wireless), high-performance computer architecture, and parallel and distributed data storage technologies. NAS 2009 will expose participants to the most recent developments in these interdisciplinary  areas.

For more information, please visit

1st Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP)

January 31, 2009

Call for Participation

1st Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP)

February 23, 2009

San Francisco, California

Provenance, or meta-information about computations, computer systems, database queries, scientific workflows, and so on, is emerging as a central issue in a number of disciplines. The TaPP workshop continues an informal series of workshops on Principles of Provenance organized in 2007–2008. We hope both to attract serious cross-disciplinary, foundational, and highly speculative research and to facilitate needed interaction with the broader systems community and with industry.

Full program details are available here.

SNIA announces Initial Green Storage Power Measurement Specification

January 20, 2009

SNIA today announced the availability of Initial Green Storage Power Measurement Specification for public review.

The initial Green Storage Power Measurement Specification includes a “Green Storage Taxonomy” for classifying storage products based on energy consumption characteristics and application environments, as well as a baseline standard for idle power metrics which can be applied as a uniform method for collecting idle power consumption measurements.

Specification for review is available at

The First Workshop on Integrating Solid-state Memory into the Storage Hierarchy

November 24, 2008

WISH 2009 Call For Papers

There are a variety of solid state technologies, such as, Flash, Magnetoresistive RAM, Phase Change Memory(PCM). Each of them have their own characteristics on Read/Write, power, reliability and cost. The goal of this workshop is to create a forum for interaction between researchers, application developers, system software developers, etc.

Have a look at the following link to find more information