Suman Debnath

Designation: Project Leader, Toshiba

Topic: Future of Storage for Datacenter – NVMe over Fabric(NVMeoF) with Kubernetes
Track: Cloud and Big Data
Time: 05:00 – 05:30 PM
Hall: 3

About Speaker:
Suman works for Toshiba with the NVMe over Fabric Engineering group. He has more than 9 years of experience on Storage and System Performance Measurement wherein he had been working on Storage and Networking technologies. He is a frequent speaker at various national and international conferences, like GHCI, SNIA DSI, PyCon, etc. and loves to host tech talks on various areas, like Cloud Computing, Storage, FC Protocol, Virtualization, Docker, Python, etc. He is an SME for SNIA(Storage Networking Industry Association) and CompTIA, wherein he is responsible to design and develop the Storage+ certification questions.

About Talk:
NVM Express (NVMe) is a new and innovative method of accessing storage media which has been capturing the imagination of data center professionals worldwide. NVMe technology is a protocol developed explicitly for solid-state memory, it has been designed from the ground up to capitalize on the low latency and internal parallelism of flash-based storage devices, mirroring the parallelism of contemporary CPUs, platforms and applications.
As we move towards the container era, where applications are getting containerized and open-source system, like Kubernetes is used for automating deployment, scaling and management those containerized applications, it is highly important to have an infrastructure in terms of storage which is highly reliable, immensely fast and very much flexible.
In this talk, we will start with discussing NVMe technology, how and what makes it apart from traditional protocol (like SCSI) and shall move towards NVMe over Fabric(NVMeoF) which enables us to scale-out to a large number of NVMe devices (PCIe SSDs) by extending the distance within a datacenter over which, NVMe devices and NVMe subsystems can be accessed. And finally, shall demonstrate how Kubernetes can leverage NVMeoF targets for managing and deploying containerized application via persistent volume.

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