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SNIA to Participate in Australia’s Only Vendor Independent Storage Show

  • 07 July, 2004 10:12

<p>Terrapinn newest member of the local association</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – July 7, 2004 –The Australian and New Zealand affiliate of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today announced details of its support for users and partners at the upcoming Storage World event.</p>
<p>The event to be held 23 - 25 August 2004 is the only vendor independent conference and exhibition held in Australia that assists users to better understand storage management, content management and business continuity strategy.</p>
<p>The SNIA is the exclusive event partner for the conference and will provide an information booth where prospects and users can register their interests in receiving up to date information on SNIA initiatives such as the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), a common, open storage management interface designed to make multi-vendor storage networks simpler to implement and easier to manage and the various storage training programs available.</p>
<p>The chairman of the SNIA ANZ, Mark Heers, and vice chairman, Andrew Manners, will each chair a full days’ session at Storage World, and provide 20 minutes of information on local issues in storage such as training, accreditation and standards. Also giving an expert presentation will be Ray Dunn, Member of the USA SNIA Board of Directors and Chairman of the Storage Management Forum (SMF) within SNIA.</p>
<p>Dunn will discuss progress in new vendor storage technologies and the advice the SNIA is offering on them, the value proposition behind SMI-S and how management costs can be lowered.</p>
<p>Commenting on behalf of SNIA-ANZ chairman, Mark Heers said: “We are excited to bring our overall storage management message to users through the auspices of Storage World. For the first time in Australia users and channel folk will be able to interface with vendor experts speaking with one voice.”</p>
<p>"Terrapinn fully supports the efforts of the SNIA ANZ in providing education and promoting storage technology in Australia. We are enthusiastic to begin our partnership with the SNIA and look forward to working with them in taking storage knowledge to the market," commented Megan McGill, project manager at Terrapinn.</p>
<p>Terrapinn has also become the latest member of the local association, bringing total membership numbers up to 21.</p>
<p>Current full members are: Acer, Brocade Communications, Computer Associates, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Imation, Network Appliance, Quantum, Sun Microsystems and VERITAS and general membership is held by: Adaptec, Cisco, eiStream, Hosting and Data Centre Services (HdS), Infinity I/O, Markom Marketing, Microsoft and XSI Data Solutions.</p>
<p>About the SNIA:
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 or visit the SNIA ANZ Website at</p>
<p>Press &amp; Analysts:
Alex Murphy
Account Manager
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922</p>

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