Navigating New Challenges and Opportunities for Your Storage Architectures

Intel is preparing for their support as a Double Diamond sponsor of the IBM Edge Conference, May 18 – May 23, 2014 in Las Vegas.  As we prepare, we understand that the landscape surrounding how storage fits into your organizations’ architectural plans has continued to evolve over time. In the last few years the confluence of new technology and new applications have created increasingly more challenges and opportunities for organizations looking to optimize both cost and performance of their storage investments.  To get a sense of just how fast and dramatic the data landscape has changed and expanded, check out this article from 2013 in Forbes Magazine, A Very Short History of Big Data.  The predictions from years back seemed astounding at the time, but continue to be surpassed as more and more people and devices become connected and become authors of data.

Storage managers must consider the dynamic attributes of their data along the lines of access frequencies, latency requirements, data volume, and compliance and regulatory requirements.  At the same time, the volume and nature of information requiring storage and accessibility for the organization continues to evolve.  Trends such as virtualization and cloud technology (hybrid, public, or private) all create new demands on the storage environment.  Additionally, the data itself is evolving and becoming more diverse.  Trends such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT) introduces new data flows for machine-to-machine communications to name just one and inherently introduced greater volumes of data.  Social media data and other unstructured data or data sources available today can provide invaluable insights for a company and even give them an edge for competitive separation in the market place.

These new demands on your storage infrastructure must also take into account the evolution of infrastructure built to support applications, to an infrastructure in which the applications define the system.  Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) integrates storage as an element of pooled resources, including compute and networking.  Intel is approaching SDI with a broadly supported eco-system that enables seamless Data Center operations, exposed and integrated telemetry, and a platform of architectural leadership.

We value our long time partnership with IBM and will be delivering a number of sessions in the IBM Technical EDGE breakouts to help you navigate the evolving environment you face in your data center today. We hope you can join us!

cTP01 / Intel and IBM: Powerful Relief for Data Center Pain Points;

The proliferation of virtualized applications, volume and variety of data delivery requirements along with the ever-increasing demand for content and real-time access combine to create performance challenges due to the persistent bottlenecks of high latencies and slow I/O. This session will provide the overview of our technologies, and is recommended prior to attending one of our other sessions offered later in the day.

Frank Ober, Data Center Solutions Architect, Intel

Jim Larsen, Marketing Manager, Intel Networking Division

Mizan Rahman, Platform Applications Engineer, Intel Storage Grp

Brian Horn, Applications Engineer, Intel NAND Solutions Group

5/19/14 MON 3:00 – 4:00pm

5/19/14 MON  4:15 – 5:15pm

5/20/14 TUE  10:30 – 11:30am

Toscana 3710

Intel storage specific sessions include:

sTP01 /  V7000: New Innovations Creating Better Business Value;

Abstract: Capabilities to help you implement a truly converged block/file device approach using Real Time Compression and an embedded file system running in VM.

Mizan Rahman, Platform Applications Engineer, Intel Storage Group

5/ 20/14 TUE 1:45 – 2:45pm

Toscana 3710

sTP02 /  Intel Flash: Evolving Data Center Use Cases and Solutions;

Abstract: Hear about the applications and databases the Solutions Team at Intel has tested and how they can each best leverage SSD Technology.

Brian Horn, Application Engineer, Intel NAND Solutions Group

5/ 20/14 TUE 3:15 – 4:15pm

5/21/14  WED 12:30 – 1:30pm

Toscana 3710

Content provided by Mizan Rahman