SNIA's Data Storage Innovation Conference to Feature Keynote From Analyst and Author, Greg Schulz of StorageIO

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Platinum Level Sponsors are IBM, Microsoft, NEC, and Riverbed

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, Apr 08, 2014  -- The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), today announced that Greg Schulz, founder of technology advisory and consulting firm StorageIO, will be the opening keynote speaker at its inaugural Data Storage Innovation Conference (DSI), presenting on the topic "Enabling Data Infrastructure Return on Innovation -- The Other ROI." The event will be held in Santa Clara, Calif. April 22-24. Mr. Schulz is a highly regarded and experienced industry analyst, consultant and author.

IBM, Microsoft, NEC, and Riverbed are the exclusive DSI platinum sponsors and will deliver main stage presentations. The DSI expo hall will showcase all of its sponsors with featured state-of-the-art technology demos and subject matter experts to address attendees' latest IT planning requirements.

DSI offers a rich agenda of case studies, technology roadmaps, and solutions to inform and educate event attendees including IT end-users, architects, technical and product support specialists, engineers, consultants, vendors, and channel communities. The conference provides a platform for attendees to network, share perspectives on how to advance their storage and data management requirements, and develop their take-away action plans.

"DSI's agenda includes vendor-neutral technical education sessions (SNIA tutorials), as well as vendor and analyst sessions where attendees can learn about emerging trends and technologies from leaders in the industry," commented David Dale, SNIA's Chairman of the Board. "We're excited to see the momentum as registrants, sponsors, speakers, and expo participants come together, making DSI a must-attend industry event and a great networking opportunity for all attendees."

DSI welcomes qualified members of the media and analyst community to attend the event on a complimentary basis. All other attendees can register for single-day or multi-day sessions at DSI. For more information on the DSI Conference, including agenda, registration and sponsorship, visit

About the SNIA The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of member companies spanning the global storage market. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. 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. For more information, visit .

Dan La Russo 
Ogilvy Public Relations for the SNIA
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