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Thursday, September 26 • 15:20 - 15:35
Architecting for the Zettabyte Era with Zoned Storage - presented by Western Digital

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Zoned Storage is designed to help data center architects and application developers prepare for the future zettabytes of data predicted to be created from video, IoT/edge data, or AI/ML workloads. Zoned Storage, Western Digital’s open source initiative, represents an opportunity to reap the benefits of combining SMR/ZNS technologies under a unified architecture at zettabyte scale. Eyal Bek will talk about how developers can utilize this ecosystem to take advantage of ZNS and SMR technologies, ensuring access to highest capacities and seamless integration, and do the following:
· Leverage open source and standards
· Enable performance efficiencies by serializing workloads into zones
· Simplify firmware and provide the host with system-level intelligence for data placement
· Ensure access to highest capacities and better performance
Get started now for a competitive advantage using Zoned Storage across both SMR HDDs and ZNS SSDs. Use purpose-built storage for competitive TCO now and into the future.

Speakers
avatar for Hans Holmberg

Hans Holmberg

Technologist, Western Digital
Hans is a Technologist at Western Digital, working on emerging storage solutions and driving the zoned block device ecosystem forward. He has a long history of working with flash and has architected and implemented solutions for everything from raw NAND to Open-Channel and NVMe. Hans... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 15:20 - 15:35
G102/G103