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    Next Live Webcast: NFS 101

    February 5th, 2016

    Need a primer on NFS? On March 23, 2016, The Ethernet Storage Forum (ESF) will present a live Webcast “What is NFS? An NFS Primer.” The popular and ubiquitous Network File System (NFS) is a standard protocol that allows applications to store and manage data on a remote computer or server. NFS provides two services; …Read More


    New Webcast: Block Storage in the Open Source Cloud called OpenStack

    May 26th, 2015

    On June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. SNIA-ESF will present its next live Webcast “Block Storage in the Open Source Cloud called OpenStack.” Storage is a major component of any cloud computing platform. OpenStack is one of largest and most widely supported Open Source cloud computing platforms that exist in the market today. The OpenStack block storage …Read More


    What’s Happening with 25GbE

    August 25th, 2014

    In July 2014, IEEE 802.3 voted to form a Study Group for 25Gb/s Ethernet.  There has been a lot attention in the networking press lately about 25Gb/s Ethernet, but many people are asking what is it and how did we get here.  After all, 802.3 already has completed standards for 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s and is currently working …Read More


    Ethernet is the right fit for the Software Defined Data Center

    August 12th, 2013

    “Software Defined” is a label being used to define advances in network and storage virtualization and promises to greatly improve infrastructure management and accelerate business agility. Network virtualization itself isn’t a new concept and has been around in various forms for some time (think vLANs). But, the commercialization of server virtualization seems to have paved the path …Read More


    Ethernet and IP Storage – Today’s Technology Enabling Next Generation Data Centers

    October 21st, 2010

    Ethernet networks offer a number of advantages for storage applications. Given the rapid growth of server virtualization, using a highly flexible and mobile network for storage is needed. IP storage protocols offer advantages for today’s and tomorrow’s data centers.


    Five Reasons to Deploy iSCSI Storage in the Cloud

    April 30th, 2010

    IT as a Service (ITaaS), or cloud services (clouds), was one of the “buzz” topics at SNW this Spring. And industry groups, such as SNIA’s Cloud Storage Initiative, are beginning to address the standards, policies, and marketing messages that help define what is ITaaS or clouds. Whatever the definition, “cloud” technologies appear ahead of attempts …Read More