SNIA 2009 Winter Symposium

January 20 - January 23, 2009
San Jose, California

Don't miss our Winter Symposium where you and your colleagues can join together for networking, working group meetings, informative keynote sessions, and other unique programs designed for SNIA members.

As a special feature, SNIA is in the process of developing a multi-day program on Cloud Storage that will provide cutting-edge content and discussion. If you wish to present or participate in the Cloud Track, please contact cloud@snia.org.

On-line registration for the SNIA Winter Symposium is now closed. However, individuals may register on site at the Sainte Claire.

Hotel Information

Sainte Claire Hotel
302 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

The Sainte Claire Hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Jose, just off of I-680 and I-880 and only three miles from the San Jose Mineta International Airport.The Sainte Claire is centrally located to nearby attractions like the Tech Museum of Innovation, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Center for Performing Arts, and some of downtown San Jose's finest restaurants and entertainment.

Please contact the Sainte Claire Hotel directly for reservations at 408.295.2000 and reference the SNIA Symposium. Although the formal deadline has passed to receive the $185 discounted room rate, the Sainte Claire will attempt to honor this rate if possible. 

Parking at the hotel will be $15 per day, and $21 for overnight parking with in/out privileges. Parking is handled by valet.

View Keynote Speaker Greg Schulz's presentation, "Storage Industry Update V2.009: Chaos and Opportunity - What’s the Buzz!"

Click here to download the 2009 Winter Symposium Guide

2009 Winter Symposium Agenda

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Ballroom
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SMI-S Technical Track (managed by SMI TSG) Saratoga
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM XAM Initiative Boardroom
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Green Storage TWG sub-group Meetings:
Design Metrics & Spec Metrics
Santa Vesta
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Strategy Committee (private) Suite 217
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH ON YOUR OWN  
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) Courtyard Room
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cloud Storage Day I Sainte Claire
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SNIA Tutorial - Technologies for Green Storage Ballroom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PRESENTATION: Technical Overview of SNIA Green Storage Power Measurement Technical Specification v0.0.17 DRAFT Ballroom
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Green Storage TWG sub-group Meeting: Power Supply Santa Vesta
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Introducing the SNIA and the Symposium Experience:
A Brief Orientation and Q&A
Courtyard Atrium
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM BOF: Why SMI-S is Important to Vendors Ballroom
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM BOF: End Users and Governments Implementing PUE for Data Center Energy Efficiency - The Green Grid Ballroom
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM BOF: The SNIA IP Policy Explained Courtyard Room
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM SNIA Staff Dinner Meeting (private) Grand Suite 631

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Ballroom
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome by Wayne Adams, SNIA Chairman

KEYNOTE - "Storage Industry Update V2.009: Chaos and Opportunity - What’s the Buzz!"
Greg Schulz
, Founder and Senior Analyst, StorageIO

Ballroom
9:30 AM  - 5:00 PM Cloud Storage Day II Sainte Claire
9:30 AM  - 5:00 PM Green Storage TWG Santa Vesta
9:30 AM  - 5:00 PM SMI-S Technical Track (managed by SMI TSG) Saratoga
9:30 AM  - 5:00 PM XAM Software Development Kit (XAM SDK) TWG Santa Cruz
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) Courtyard Room
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Standards Committee Boardroom
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Security TWG Suite 217
12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Lunch: Forum and Initiative Panel - Leadership of SNIA's Forums and Initiatives Discuss their Respective Industry Challenges and Opportunities in 2009 (Moderated by Wayne Adams, SNIA Board Chair) Ballroom
1:15 PM - 5:00 PM Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF) Santa Cruz
1:15 PM - 4:00 PM Storage Management Initiative (SMI) Marketing Boardroom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Refreshments Available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Ballroom
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SNIA Staff Management Team Meeting (private) Suite 217
1:15 PM - 6:00 PM Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Presentation: "Application of the Trusted Computing Group Storage Spec to Solid State Storage" Courtyard Room
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Storage Management Initiative (SMI) Governing Board Boardroom
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM SNIA Reception Courtyard Atrium
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Technical Work Group (TWG) Leadership Meeting with the SNIA Technical Council Saratoga

Thursday, January 22, 2009

 
7:45 AM  -  8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Ballroom
7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Cloud Storage Day III Sainte Claire
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Green Storage Initiative Santa Vesta
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM FCAS TWG Boardroom
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM NDMP Software TWG Suite 217
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Strategic Alliances Committee Grand Suite 631
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Education Committee Santa Cruz
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SMI-S Technical Track (managed by SMI TSG) Saratoga
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Solid State Storage TWG Courtyard Room
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Lunch: Forum and Initiative Panel - Leadership of SNIA's Forums and Initiatives Discuss their Respective Industry Challenges and Opportunities in 2009 (Moderated by Wayne Adams, SNIA Board Chair) Ballroom
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM 2009 Storage Developer Conference Taskforce Boardroom
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM IP Storage (IPS) TWG Suite 217
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM SNW Hands-On Lab Planning Meeting Santa Cruz
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM SNIA Dictionary Terms Room 209
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM BOF: "Storage in the Clouds" Ballroom

Friday, January 23, 2009

7:45 AM  -  8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Ballroom
7:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Solid State Storage TWG Courtyard Room
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM* Data Integrity TWG Santa Vesta
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM* Object-based Storage Device (OSD) TWG Santa Cruz
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM* SMI-S Technical Track (managed by SMI TSG) Saratoga
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch (TBD) Ballroom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer

* NOTE: Friday meetings may end before 5pm, depending on the group's individual agenda.