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ANZ Chapter of Storage Industry Body Moves into Second Year

  • 15 April, 2005 12:48

<p>New Board Announced for SNIA ANZ</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – April 15, 2005 – The Storage Networking Industry Association ANZ (SNIA ANZ) recently reported on its first successful year of operation in Australia and New Zealand, and the election of a new board for 2005.</p>
<p>Delivering the Chairman’s address, Vice Chairman Andrew Manners reported on the success SNIA has experienced in its first year. “We are delighted in attaining our initial goal of building an increased awareness of storage networking within the Australian and New Zealand user community. We have over 750 users receiving our material, have 25 leading vendors from within the storage industry as paid members, have signed up over 200 corporate and government members, and run a series of seminars around the country on the business benefits of storage networking and standards.” Andrew Manners particularly thanked outgoing Chairman Mr Mark Heers for his efforts in the first year.</p>
<p>SNIA ANZ also participated in the Storage World event held in October 2004</p>
<p>Newly elected Chairman, Mr Garry Barker commented on plans for 2005 saying “In the year ahead, we intend to build on the achievements of 2004, leveraging our experiences to further increase the value to members and the user community. In areas like storage management, storage virtualization, data management and protection, regulatory compliance and storage security, SAN infrastructure, IP storage, and more, we're guiding the storage industry and serve as a valuable part of a worldwide resource for storage vendors and IT managers. In 2005 we intend to raise our profile further, in particular via our co-owned Storage Network World event later in the year.”</p>
<p>The newly elected board of SNIA ANZ for 2005 is;</p>
<p>Garry Barker, IBM, Chairman
Andrew Manners, HP, Vice Chair
Clive Gold, EMC, Secretary
Peter Glover, Imation, Treasurer
Narelle Wilson, VERITAS
Sam Srinivasan, StorageTek
Bert Noah, Acer
Rob Stirling, Apara
Ross Harper, HDS
Jacob van der Eyk. CA</p>
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<p>About the SNIA:</p>
<p>The Storage Networking Industry Association is a not-for-profit organisation made up of more than 300 companies and individuals worldwide spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share a common goal: to set the pace of the industry by ensuring that storage networks become efficient, complete and trusted solutions across the IT community. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market.</p>
<p>For information about the SNIA ANZ, please e-mail to enquiries@snia.org.au or visit the SNIA ANZ Website at http://www.snia.org.au</p>
<p>For all media enquiries please contact Rob Stirling on 02 9977 8922 or email rob_stirling@markom.com.au</p>

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