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Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2018 – NVM Express Presentation Track

NVM Express™, Inc. attended Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2018 on August 7-9 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. NVM Express, Inc. partnered with FMS to organize a conference track devoted exclusively to NVM Express technology.

FMS 2018: NVMe™: What you need to know for next year

NVMe™ Agenda:

  • Intro & 2 day Agenda
  • Market Outlook
  • NVMe™ Roadmap
  • NVMe-oF™
  • Q&A
Speaker(s): Janene Ellefson, Micron; David Allen, Seagate; J Metz, Seagate
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FMS 2018: NVMe™: Hardware Implementations and Key Benefits in Environments

NVMe™ Agenda:

  • Hyperscale Challenges and NVMe Solutions
  • NVMe for Data Center Enterprise Needs
  • NVMe Client Implementations
  • Q&A
Speaker(s): Chris Peterson, Facebook; Chander Chadha, Toshiba; J Metz, Cisco
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FMS 2018: NVMe™ Management Interface (NVMe-MI™) and Drivers Update


  • Session Introduction – Uma Parepalli, Marvell (Session Chair)
  • NVMe Management Interface – Austin Bolen, Dell EMC and Myron Loewen, Intel
  • NVMe Driver Updates
  • NVMe Driver Ecosystem and UEFI Drivers – Uma Parepalli, Marvell
  • Microsoft Inbox Drivers – Lee Prewitt, Microsoft
  • Linux Drivers – Dave Minturn, Intel
  • VMware Drivers -Suds Jain, VMWare
  • SPDK Updates – Jim Harris, Intel
Speaker(s): Uma Parepalli, Marvell; Austin Bolen, Dell EMC; Myron Loewen, Intel; Uma Parepalli, Marvell; Lee Prewitt, Microsoft; Dave Minturn, Intel; Suds Jain, VMWare; Jim Harris, Intel
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FMS 2018: NVMe™ Management Interface (NVMe-MI™) Update


  • NVMe-MI™ Workgroup Update
  • NVMe-MI 1.0a Overview
  • What’s new in NVMe-MI 1.1
  • In-band NVMe-MI
  • Enclosure Management
  • Managing Multi NVM Subsystem Devices
  • Summary
Speaker(s): Austin Bolen, Dell EMC; Myron Loewen, Intel
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FMS 2018: NVMe™ over Fabrics – Discussion on Transports

NVMe-oF® Abstract:
NVMe™ over Fabrics is designed to be transport agnostic, with all transports being created equal from the perspective of NVM Express. We will cover for NVMe over Fibre Channel, NVMe over RDMA, and NVMe over TCP.

NVMe-oF Panel:

  • NVMe-oF Overview and Scope of our Panel – Brandon Hoff, Emulex (10 min)
  • NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) – Curt Beckmann, Brocade (10 min)
  • NVMe over RoCE (NVMe/RoCE) – Fazil Osman, Broadcom Classic (10 min)
  • NVMe over iWARP (NVMe/iWARP) – Praveen Midha, Marvell/Qlogic (10 min)
  • NVMe over TCP (NVMe/TCP) – J Metz, Cisco (10 min)
  • Q&A (15min)
Speaker(s): Brandon Hoff, Emulex; Curt Beckmann, Brocade; Fazil Osman, Broadcom Classic; Praveen Midha, Marvell/Qlogi; J Metz, Cisco
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FMS 2018: NVMe™ and NVMe-oF™ in Enterprise Arrays

Enterprise Arrays: NVMe-oF™ and NVMe™ is improving the performance of classic
storage arrays, a multi-billion dollar market.

NVMe-oF Panel:

  • Storage Segmentation – Brandon Hoff, Emulex
  • NVMe over Fabrics Overview – Clod Barrera, IBM
  • NVMe over Fabrics on Enterprise Arrays, ANA, and more – Mike Kieran, NetApp
  • Performance Improvements at the Storage Array
  • Performance improvements in NVMe over Fabrics at the initiator and end-to-end – Brandon Hoff, Emulex
  • Performance Improvements in the Sever and End-to-End
  • Q&A
Speaker(s): Brandon Hoff, Emulex; Clod Barrera, IBM; Mike Kieran, NetApp
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FMS 2018: NVMe-oF™ Enterprise Appliances


  • Kamal Hyder, Toshiba Memory
  • Manoj Wadekar, eBay
  • Yaniv Romem, Excelero
  • Nishant Lodha, Marvell (Cavium)
Speaker(s): Kamal Hyder, Toshiba Memory; Manoj Wadekar, eBay; Yaniv Romem, Excelero; Nishant Lodha, Marvell (Cavium)
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  • Market Overview
  • Composable Infrastructure
  • PCIe (direct-attached) JBOF
  • Fabric-attached FBOF
  • Management Options
  • Remaining Challenges
  • Q & A
Speaker(s): Bryan Cowger, Kazan Networks; Sujoy Sen, Intel; Nishant Lodha, Marvell; Fazil Osman, Broadcom; Peter Onufryk, Microsemi
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August 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am UTC-8
August 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC-8
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