15 May 2013 - Standards organizations and open source communities join forces to promote standardscompliant interoperable cloud solutions at first Cloud Interoperability Week
02 April 2013 - April 2, 2013. (Orlando, FL) The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today announced that it has scheduled several new technical plugfests that will take place throughout the year. These include six Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMIS) plugfests at the SNIA Technology Center, four Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) plugfests at various global event venues, and its annual SMB/SMB2/SMB3 (Server Message Block) plugfest at the SNIA Storage Developers Conference. The multiday plugfests are cooperative, indepth engineering testing efforts among multiple vendor and open source software projects. Customers benefit from products and solutions with increased interoperability and demonstrated specification conformance.
25 March 2013 -
By Alex McDonald, SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative Chair (NetApp)
First published in SNS Europe - March 2013
BYOD. If that acronym doesnt strike fear into the heart of every chief exec or finance director, it should. Short for Bring Your Own Device, theres been a proliferation of new technology thats take the business world by storm; the tablet. More portable than a laptop, more connected than a mobile phone, these cross-over devices are incredibly popular, and rightly so. The flexibility they provide is truly amazing. Give a presentation, take photographs, jot down notes on the move, browse the internet, use business email and make calls, all from one easily transported device.
25 March 2013 -
Published in SNS Europe - March 2013
Enterprises are struggling with the increasing amount of data that they need to store, manage, and back up. Across industries, file formats are richer and file sizes are growing. With the rapid increase in data growth and capacity, the need for fast and secure access to data 365 days x 24 hours a day with no downtime becomes paramount.
18 March 2013 -
Brussels March 18, 2013. - Ingram Micro Europe, a division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, together with SNIA Europe, the industry association dedicated to the storage industry, will jointly attend the World Hosting Days Global 2013 on March 19-21 in Rust, Germany.
07 March 2013 - SNIAs Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) recently rolled out its new Workload I/O Capture Program, or WIOCP, a simple tool that captures software applications I/O activity by gathering statistics on workloads at the user level (IOPS, MB/s, response times queue depths, etc.) The WIOCP helps users to identify Hot Spots where storage performance is creating bottlenecks. SNIA hopes that users will help the association to collect real-use statistics on workloads by uploading their results to the SNIA website. Using this information SNIA member companies will be able to improve the performance of their solid state storage solutions, including SSDs and flash storage arrays.
01 March 2013 - Published in DCS - DACH edition - March 2013
27 February 2013 - SNIA Europe London, United Kingdom, 27 February 2013. The Storage Networking Industry Association Europe (SNIA Europe) is pleased to announce its new leadership team for the Benelux country committee, its participation in the Brussels Storage Expo event, 20-21 March 2013, and its partnership with The Channel Transformation Alliance.
28 January 2013
- IT Pro's Maggie Holland talks to the co-chair of the SNIAs analytics and Big Data Committee, Gilda Foss, about where she sees things heading and what firms can do to prepare. "I see the US and UK leading the industry with Big Data and analytics, says Gilda Foss, comparing the UK and the rest of Europe, the UK is ahead of the curve".
Technology is ever evolving, and one area where its growing is in the ability to collect and analyze huge datasets. It is exactly this trajectory of functionality that will lead to revolutionary advances in business as we know it today. Furthermore, the big data trend is rather a reality and not going anywhere as long as we keep tweeting, updating our Facebook status, posting photos and videos, we are creating massive amounts of data. There is tons of data all around us, and by tomorrow it will have grown by 2.5 exabytes.Whats important is that we take this amazing opportunity in front of us and turn into business value and information that will help us succeed as a whole.
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