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STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES

SSD and 3D Flash Technologies Seminar – 2 Days: $1,595

Solid-State Drives (SSDs) and flash caches continue to change the data storage industry. Embedded flash in mobile devices has changed the way we live. Persistent memory computing presents new opportunities to continue to drive innovation using the latest non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies. Treating these storage devices as “black boxes” limits the performance and reliability that can be obtained from them. It also limits the breadth and speed of innovation they can support in new applications. This class clearly explains the inner workings of these very important technologies.

Flash has undergone more than 30 years of development, but the speed of its recent development has brought it to the forefront of modern storage infrastructures. The unprecedented density of storage supported by 3D NAND combined with multi-bit per cell technology continue to make flash the storage technology of choice for new product categories.

This two-day seminar from KnowledgeTek provides engineers, managers, executives, and technicians a clear understanding of the concepts, possibilities, and drawbacks of flash-based storage in general, and SSDs in particular. It is presented for those with a technical background, but a deep knowledge of semiconductors or data storage devices are not prerequisites. You will learn how SSDs work; how 3D NAND flash works; how flash is changing the storage industry; skepticism for claims of reliability, low-cost, and low-power; limitations for flash’s future; and the pros and cons of emerging technologies poised to replace it.

Course Includes:
Course textbook

New Non-Volatile Memory Technologies (NVM) – 1 Day: $1,395

Solid-State Drives (SSDs) and flash caches continue to change the data storage industry. Embedded flash in mobile devices has changed the way we live. Persistent memory computing presents new opportunities to continue to drive innovation using the latest non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies. Treating these storage devices as “black boxes” limits the performance and reliability that can be obtained from them. It also limits the breadth and speed of innovation they can support in new applications. This class clearly explains the inner workings of these very important technologies.

Flash has undergone more than 30 years of development, but the speed of its recent development has brought it to the forefront of modern storage infrastructures. The unprecedented density of storage supported by 3D NAND combined with multi-bit per cell technology continue to make flash the storage technology of choice for new product categories.

This two-day seminar from KnowledgeTek provides engineers, managers, executives, and technicians a clear understanding of the concepts, possibilities, and drawbacks of flash-based storage in general, and SSDs in particular. It is presented for those with a technical background, but a deep knowledge of semiconductors or data storage devices are not prerequisites. You will learn how SSDs work; how 3D NAND flash works; how flash is changing the storage industry; skepticism for claims of reliability, low-cost, and low-power; limitations for flash’s future; and the pros and cons of emerging technologies poised to replace it.

Course Includes:
Course textbook

Preparing for 3D Flash-1/2 Day: $795

This tutorial is designed for engineers, managers, and executives who need to make immediate decisions about how their company should respond to the shift to 3D technology. It is presented by KnowledgeTek, the world’s leading data storage technology training company. Suggested prerequisites include a technical background and an interest in 3D technology; the class does not assume detailed engineering knowledge of flash memory or semiconductor processing.
Course Includes:
Course textbook

Hybrid-Disk Drive Technology (HDDT) Seminar  – 3 Days: $1,595

This provides an in-depth look into the technology of disk drives and how they are designed, manufactured, and used. Much more than an overview, the course teaches the issues and tradeoffs involved in increasing the capacity and performance, while lowering the cost, of today’s rapidly evolving drives. The course discusses the latest state-of-the-art disk drive engineering techniques – including the recording process, perpendicular recording, heads and media, read/write channels, servo systems, and back-end test process including the types of tests run, the purpose of those tests and how those tests are structured. In addition, we will discuss new technologies that are either implemented or will be implemented in the near future with emphasis on how these technologies enable advances in performance and/or recording densities. The course material is drawn from textbooks, industry specifications, and extensive practical experience, and provides valuable details and information unavailable elsewhere. If you need a better understanding of the technology behind this exciting industry, this course is the place to get it.
Course Includes:
Course textbook

 

INTERFACES

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS 3) Seminar – 3 Days: $1,595

This course is ideal for those seeking a detailed understanding of the new technology of Serial Attached SCSI, its workings, and the impact it will have within the industry.
Course Includes:
Course textbook
SCSI Reference Card
SAS: Beyond the Basics Reference Manual
USB Flash Drive with above materials, plus specifications/standards

Serial ATA (SATA 3.2) Seminar – 2 Days: $1,295

Serial ATA (SATA) has become the dominate disk drive interface on the desktop and for new applications like “near line” storage. Students will investigate the ability of this technology to be supported by an infrastructure that has higher capacity SATA 3.2 drives for cost-sensitive applications.
Course Includes:
Course textbook
ATA Reference Card
USB Flash Drive with above materials, plus specifications/standards

Serial ATA (SATA  3.2) & Serial Attached SCSI (SAS 3) Seminar – 4 Days: $1,995

This seminar provides students with the most current SAS 3 and SATA 3.2 industry developments, directions and data necessary to be fully informed and abreast of the latest advances in these exciting technologies.
Course Includes:
Course textbook
Serial ATA & SCSI Reference Cards
SAS: Beyond the Basics Reference Manual
USB Flash Drive with above materials, plus specifications/standards

PCI Express (PCIe) – 2 Day or 3 Day Seminars: $1,595 or $1,695

Our 2-day Endpoint course covers the needs of people designing, manufacturing, testing, selling or servicing PCIe Endpoint or devices. System Level material has been removed and the Endpoint material expanded. Following a description of the operation, the subjects are shown instructor-led demonstrations. Our 3-day PCI Express Comprehensive course is for the engineer, tester or technician who is working on PCI Endpoints, Root Complex, HBA’s, or System Level design, manufacturing, testing or servicing. It includes all the material from the Endpoint Course plus the System Level information.
Course Includes:
Course textbook
USB Flash Drive with course textbook & PCIe/NVMe/SOPQl Reference Manual

NVM Express Seminar – 1 Day: $1,395

NVMe has been designed from the ground up to match the advantage of SSD with the speed and availability of PCIe. It is built on the proven and efficient PCIe interface by engineers and architects familiar with both storage and PCIe. Sign-up today for a public or on-site seminar!

KnowledgeTek is pleased to announce that our NVMe includes the definitive textbook concerning this interface. This material is provided at no cost to the attendees. This book is in addition to the usual KnowledgeTek training manual and our PCIe/NVMe/SOP referenence manual.
Course Includes:
Course textbook
KnowledgeTek-authored NVMe Textbook

The Fabrics of NVM Express Seminar – 1 Day: $1,395

This course introduces the RDMA fabrics being discussed for NVMe. It focuses on only the material for each fabric that is necessary for a basic understanding of how it operates and what is necessary to understand how NVMe may map onto that fabric. Future courses will cover the fabrics in detail and will cover the mapping of NVMe to each of the fabrics. This course does not assume any knowledge of NVMe or any of the listed fabrics.

KnowledgeTek is pleased to announce that our NVMe includes the definitive textbook concerning this interface. This material is provided at no cost to the attendees. This book is in addition to the usual KnowledgeTek training manual and our PCIe/NVMe/SOP reference manual.
Course Includes:
Course textbook
KnowledgeTek-authored NVMe Textbook

PCI Express (PCIe – 2 or 3 Days) and NVM Express (NVMe) Combination Seminar – 3 Days: $1,795 or 4 Days: $1,995

KnowledgeTek’s new 3-day PCI Express Comprehensive course is for the engineer, tester or technician who is working on PCI Endpoints, Root Complex, HBA’s, or System Level design, manufacturing, testing or servicing. It includes all the material from the Endpoint Course plus the System Level information. Instructor-led demonstrations with a protocol analyzer further ensure the material is understood and learned.
Course Includes:
Course textbook
USB Flash Drive with course textbook & PCIe/NVMe/SOPQl Reference Manual

SCSI Commands Seminar – 1 Day $1,195

This course is ideal for those seeking a detailed understanding of the new technology of Serial Attached SCSI, its workings, and the impact it will have within the industry.
Course Includes:
Course textbook
SCSI Reference Cards
SAS:Beyond the Basics Reference Manual

ATA Commands: ACS – 4 Seminar – 1 Day: 1,195

This new course focuses on the commands and feature sets of ACS-4. Engineers and practitioners will be presented with this information in an easily understood format to aid them in the use of this technology. You will find this new course helpful in your development and analysis efforts.
Course Includes:
Course textbook

1/2 DAY OVERVIEW SEMINARS

KnowledgeTek also offers 1/2 day overviews of our courses for those non-technical people who need to get up-to-speed on these subjects.

  • NVME
  • PCIE
  • SSDT
  • SATA
  • SAS
  • SCSI COMMANDS
  • ATA COMMANDS

If you have an interest in our presenting an on-site seminar at your facility, we’ll be pleased to send you a quote. We also offer no-cost customization of our courses to fit your company’s needs.