The industry is abuzz about the specification under development by the NVM Express Working Group call “NVMe over Fabrics” — for good reason. The goal of this specification is to extend the highly efficient and scalable protocol for NVMe beyond just direct-attached storage to include networked storage. For an excellent up-to-date background on NVMe over Fabrics, I strongly recommend the December 2015 SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum webcast, Under the Hood with NVMe over Fabrics, presented by J Metz of Cisco and Dave Minturn of Intel.
SNIA-ESF is following up on this webcast with another on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10 a.m. Pacific that focuses on how Ethernet RDMA fabrics specifically fit into this new specification: How Ethernet RDMA Protocols iWARP and RoCE Support NVMe over Fabrics. This will be co-presented by John Kim from Mellanox and yours truly from Intel. The webcast is free, and you can register at https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/663/185909. If you are interested, but can’t make it at that time, the webcast will be posted immediately afterwards at the SNIA ESF website: http://www.snia.org/forums/esf/knowledge/webcasts.
Chair, SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum
Ethernet Networking Mktg Mgr, Intel