Flash Memory Summit

Santa Clara Convention Center - Santa Clara, CA

August 11 - 13, 2015

Join us at Flash Memory Summit

Flash Memory Summit is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year from August 11 - 13 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is proud to be a Premier sponsor. Come visit us at booth #511, front and center.

Meet our technical experts for your chance to win a DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone. Our team of innovators will discuss flash storage trends and NetApp’s unique ability to help you manage enterprise data from flash to disk cloud. In the demo area, go hands-on with our newest all-flash offering, the AFF8000 series.

Agenda

Wednesday

August 12

8:30AM - 9:35AM Panel Session 201-F

Hybrid vs. All Flash Arrays - Which is Better for Your Data Center? (Enterprise Storage Track)

Learn how hybrid and all-flash arrays impact your data center in terms of performance and administration.

8:30AM - 9:35AM Paper Session 201-D

Flash Arrays, Part 1

Expand your knowledge about flash arrays and the associated features and benefits of this solution.

8:30AM - 10:50AM Forum D-21

Enterprise Storage Design Part 2 (Enterprise Storage Track)

Discover how enterprise storage is changing to meet the new requirements in the data center, and the role flash technology plays.

12:00PM - 7:00PM Expo Hall

Booth 511

Visit our booth to see the latest NetApp solutions and meet with our technical experts. Plus, stop by for a chance to win a DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone.

5:05PM - 5:20PM Theater Session

FMS Theater

NetApp Enterprise-Grade All Flash Array: A Technical Overview

Join us for a rapid-fire overview of NetApp’s all-flash portfolio and the newly introduced AFF8000 line.

5:30PM - 6:00PM Awards Ceremony

Flash Storage Innovation Leader Awards

Come see if NetApp qualifies as an innovative leader in Flash!

Thursday

August 13

10:00AM - 2:00PM Expo Hall

Booth 511

Visit our booth to see the latest NetApp solutions and meet with our technical experts. Plus, stop by for a chance to win a DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone.

9:45AM - 10:50AM Paper Session 302-B

Flash Arrays, Part 1 & 2

Expand your knowledge about flash arrays and the associated features and benefits of this solution.

11:05AM - 11:35AM Keynote

Mission City Ballroom

Data Center Evolution: Hyperscale vs. Enterprise Architectures 

Explore the differences between the hyperscale and enterprise architectures and how developers can make the best choice for their storage needs, based on workloads and use cases.

Sessions

Data Center Evolution: Hyperscale vs. Enterprise Architectures

Thursday, August 13, 11:05AM - 11:35AM, Mission City Ballroom

If you’re building a new application today, hyperscale computing -- public cloud, hyperconverged site, co-location facility -- is a likely factor in your deployment plan.  Could this scale-out white box approach be the key to delivering the right balance of speed and cost for all your storage needs?  Do the performance and data management strengths inherent with classic enterprise storage architectures still matter?  How has the cloud changed the design direction of traditional on-premises solutions? 

This session will explore the differences between the two options and how developers can make the best choice for their storage needs, based on workloads and use cases. 

Speakers:

  • Val Bercovici, Cloud Czar, Office of the CTO, NetApp
NetApp Enterprise-Grade All Flash Array: A Technical Overview

Wednesday, August 12, 5:05PM – 5:20PM, FMS Theater

Blazing flash performance or enterprise-grade storage with a proven track record? You don’t have to choose anymore! See how we optimized for all-flash without sacrificing the enterprise capabilities inherent to the industry’s #1 storage operating system.  This theater session will give you a rapid-fire overview of NetApp’s all-flash portfolio and the newly introduced AFF8000 line.

Speaker:

  • Jeff Baxter, CTO Americas Sales, NetApp
Hybrid vs. All Flash Arrays - Which is Better for Your Data Center? (Enterprise Storage Track)

Wednesday, August 12, 8:30AM - 9:35AM

Should data centers buy arrays consisting entirely of flash drives or are they better off with hybrids containing both flash and hard drives? Which alternative offers higher performance in particular situations or on particular workloads? Which is better in terms of cost-performance tradeoffs or total cost of ownership (TCO)?

Both types are widely available and well-supported. In general, the all-flash arrays offer higher performance and simpler administration, but lower capacity and higher prices. So workload profiles, data center skills and history, and application requirements will all play a role in making the decision.

Speaker:

  • Lee Caswell, VP Product and Solution Markeitng, NetApp
Paper Session 201-D: Flash Arrays, Part 1

Wednesday, August 12, 8:30AM - 9:35AM

Flash arrays contain multiple solid-state drives, replacing some or all of the traditional disk drives. They may be either all-flash with no hard drives at all or hybrids with both types of drives. They are currently very popular in data centers as a packaged solution that provides fast access to storage at a reasonable price. They can serve all the functions of the widely used disk arrays, although flash capacity is usually lower than that of a hard drive.

Speaker:

  • Brian McKean, Software Engineer, NetApp
Enterprise Storage Design Part 2 (Enterprise Storage Track)

Wednesday, August 12, 8:30AM - 10:50AM

Enterprise storage today must change to meet new requirements in the data center. Cloud computing and big data are among the latest drivers, but existing issues such as virtualization, data tiering, architecture, and data policy still must be addressed. Meanwhile, the numbers of applications and users continues to expand, as do the needs for rapid, on-line access. Solid state storage is an important tool in satisfying increased demand and providing faster access at reasonable cost. However, managers must understand what flash technology can provide and how to make cost/performance tradeoffs. Flash-centric issues such as write amplification, wear, and endurance must also be handled. And one must consider the role flash plays in such new developments as workload-aware storage, handling of big data, scalable architectures, and storage QoS.

Speaker:

  • Saumyabrata Bandyopadhyay, Director Software Engineering, NetApp
Paper Session 302-B: Flash Arrays, Part 1 & 2

Thursday, August 13, 9:45AM - 10:50AM

Flash arrays contain multiple solid-state drives, replacing some or all of the traditional disk drives. They may be either all-flash with no hard drives at all or hybrids with both types of drives. They are currently very popular in data centers as a packaged solution that provides fast access to storage at a reasonable price. They can serve all the functions of the widely used disk arrays, although flash capacity is usually lower than that of a hard drive.

Speaker:

  • Skip Shapiro, Sr Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp

Speakers

Val Bercovici

  • Cloud Czar, Office of the CTO, NetApp

Val is responsible for Overall Technology Vision as well as Strategy of NetApp’s Cloud Data Fabric Portfolio. A popular spokesperson to Customers, Partners, Analysts and Media, he heads the assessment of Flash, Disk and Cloud Data Management market opportunities by bringing leadership to industry conferences. As a former systems programmer, enterprise app developer and co-chair of SNIA’s founding Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI), Val offers years of veteran experience leading the transformation of storage media from tape to disk to flash to persistent memory.

Keynote Speaker, Thursday, August 13, 11:05AM  - 11:35AM, Mission City Ballroom

Lee Caswell

  • Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp

Lee leads a team that speeds customer adoption of new products, partnerships, and integrations. Lee joined NetApp in 2014 and has extensive experience in executive leadership within the storage, flash and virtualization markets.

Lee was previously vice president of Marketing at Fusion-IO (now SanDisk). Prior to Fusion-IO, he was a founding member of Pivot3, a company considered to be an early innovator in hyper-converged systems, where he served as the CEO and CMO. Earlier in his career, Lee held marketing leadership positions at VMware, Adaptec, and SEEQ Technology (now LSI Logic). He started his career at General Electric in Corporate Consulting.

Speaker Panel, Wednesday, August 12 8:30AM- 9:35AM

Jeff Baxter

  • Chief Technology Officer for Americas, NetApp

Jeff serves as an evangelist communicating the NetApp vision for the industry and mapping cutting-edge NetApp technology to customer needs. Jeff also guides overall product direction for NetApp, providing feedback and requirements from Americas’ customers and partners into NetApp’s Product Operations group.

Jeff joined NetApp in 2008 and works out of the headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. Prior to his current role of the Americas CTO, he held various leadership positions in the U.S. Public Sector business including the Senior Manager of the Consulting Systems Engineering group, Principal Technologist for the U.S. Public Sector Federal Civilian Agencies, and a Technical Account Manager for one of NetApp’s largest civilian government accounts. In these roles he was responsible for architecting numerous enterprise storage solutions around a diverse set of challenges, with a focus on collaboration, file services, and virtualized environments.

Speaker, Wednesday, August 12, 5:05PM- 5:20PM, FMS Theater

Collateral

NetApp EF560 All-Flash Array

  • DATASHEET

The NetApp EF560 is an all-SSD storage system designed for business-critical applications that demand the highest performance, consistent low latency, and maximum availability. Discover how to respond in microseconds to your most demanding enterprise applications. View PDF

ESG Lab Validation Report: EF560 Flash Arrays for SQL Server

  • LAB REPORT

Learn about the real-world performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF-Series flash arrays in Microsoft SQL Server database environments. A combination of hands on testing by ESG Lab and audited in-house performance testing executed by NetApp were used to create this report. View PDF

NetApp EF All Flash Accelerator for Oracle Databases

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

See how NetApp® EF all-flash accelerator for Oracle Database can provide a faster, more efficient, easier to manage, and lower cost engineered solution that meets the needs of your enterprise. View PDF

NetApp All Flash FAS

  • DATASHEET

Find out how NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) addresses enterprise storage requirements with high performance combined with superior flexibility and best-in-class data management. View PDF

NetApp AFF8080 EX Performance and Server Consolidation with Oracle Database

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

Discover how the performance of the NetApp AFF8080 EX storage system with Oracle database workloads, a consolidation scenario for Oracle database servers, and a return-on-investment (ROI) scenario realized by replacing your legacy storage array with a NetApp AFF8080 EX storage system. View PDF

NetApp AFF8080 EX Performance and Server Consolidation with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

Review the performance of the NetApp AFF8080 EX storage system with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 workloads, a consolidation scenario for SQL Server database servers, and a return-on investment (ROI) scenario realized by replacing your legacy storage array with a NetApp AFF8080 EX storage system. View PDF

NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

Discover the benefits of building a solution for virtualizing desktops with an industry-proven platform such as NetApp® storage along with industry-proven software solutions from VMware. View PDF

NetApp All Flash FAS Solution For Persistent and Nonpersistent Desktops with Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

Learn how NetApp® storage and FlexPod® converged infrastructure, along with industry-proven software solutions from Citrix.provide leading desktop virtualization and storage solutions to successfully gain numerous benefits such as workspace mobility, centralized management, consolidated and secure delivery of data, and device independence. View PDF

NetApp All Flash FAS Solution For Persistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

With VMware and NetApp, companies can accelerate the VDI end-user experience by using NetApp All Flash FAS storage for Horizon View. NetApp All Flash FAS storage, powered by the FAS8000 system, is the optimal platform for using high-performing solid-state disks (SSDs) without adding risk to desktop virtualization initiatives. View PDF

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.1 and All Flash FAS AFF8080 EX

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

Read this ESG Lab review, documenting hands-on testing of the NetApp All Flash FAS 8080 EX platform running Data ONTAP 8.3.1. Testing focused on the ability of NetApp All Flash FAS in combination with Data ONTAP 8.3.1 to deliver consistently high performance at low latency, seamless scalability, and storage and operational efficiency. View PDF

Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

  • VIDEO

Germany’s national weather service Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) reduces weather forecast application response time from 15 seconds to one with NetApp All Flash FAS. View