The SNIA Launches Technology Center Champions Program; CA, HP, QLogic and Raritan Become Members, Make Significant Contributions to SNIA Technology Center.SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden -- The Storage Networking Industry Association An association of producers and consumers of storage networking products, whose goal is to further storage networking technology and applications. The Storage Networking Industry Association, or SNIA (SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association, San Francisco, CA, www.snia.org) An organization devoted to the advancement of mission critical storage systems. Founded in 1997, its goal is to determine the standards that must be developed to allow hosts and storage systems to interact via ) announced today that it has launched a new program -- the SNIA Technology Center Champions Program -- a contributions program aimed at the technical infrastructure expansion of the association's Technology Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado The City of Colorado Springs is the second most populous city (after Denver) in the state of Colorado and the 48th most populous city in the United States. The city is the county seat of El Paso County. .
The SNIA Technology Center provides year-round availability and remote hosting of the technologies and equipment that drive the SNIA's involvement throughout the storage industry. This new program will help ensure that the latest technologies are implemented and used for the development of storage standards and interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other. testing, as well as educational programs and solution demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies at Storage Networking World Storage Networking World (commonly called SNW) is a for data storage professionals in the United States. Sponsored by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association, SNW is held twice each year. conferences around the world.
"The SNIA Technology Center plays the critical role in the association's activities and efforts focused on uniting the storage industry," said Rick Bauer Richard Edward Bauer (born January 10 1977 in Garden Grove, California) is a right-handed pitcher who plays in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization of Major League Baseball. , Technology Director at the SNIA. "The contributions and involvement from the companies throughout the industry will be paramount as we look to expand and increase the capabilities of the facility to meet our on-going global demands. The SNIA thanks Computer Associates, HP, QLogic and Raritan for their contributions to the Technology Center Champions Program."
The new SNIA Technology Center Champions Program has four levels of membership -- Friends of SNIA, Petabyte One quadrillion bytes (one trillion kilobytes). Also PB, Pbyte and P-byte. See peta, binary values and space/time.
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"CA is pleased to support the SNIA's Technology Center Champions Program, which will facilitate the delivery of standards, education and valuable services to storage professionals around the world," said Steve Widen, director of product marketing at CA. "We will continue to work closely with SNIA to support their important industry initiatives."
"HP is a strong supporter of the SNIA and committed to the development of storage management industry standards to improve interoperability and manageability in storage infrastructures," said Rich Escott, director of storage management software of the StorageWorks Division at HP. "We are proud to participate in the Technology Center Champions Program and are donating HP Storage Essentials and HP StorageWorks HP StorageWorks is an HP Portfolio of storage products, including online storage, nearline storage, storage networking , archiving, and storage software.
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"QLogic is proud to support the SNIA's Technology Center Champions Program," said Skip Jones, director of planning and technology at QLogic Corporation. "We recognize the importance of the Technology Center in advancing the storage industry as a whole and hope that our contributions will encourage other industry leaders to support this important initiative."
"We are proud to share Raritan's remote access and service management solutions with the Technology Center, and to support SNIA's important charter to help advance storage technologies, develop standards and promote interoperability," said Sev Onyshkevych, vice president Marketing at Raritan. "Our involvement with the center will also help us better understand the IT management issues facing the storage industry, so that we can better serve customers."
The SNIA plans to extend its Technology Center Champions Program internationally in 2006. For full details on each level of membership and information on how to get involved in the SNIA Technology Center Champions Program, please visit http://www.snia.org/tech_center/champions.
About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization made up of more than 420 active member companies plus their worldwide affiliates and close to 7,100 active individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share the common goal of advancing the adoption of storage networks as complete and trusted solutions. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel pro·pel
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To cause to move forward or onward. See Synonyms at push.
[Middle English propellen, from Latin open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at http://www.snia.org.