Introducing the SNIA Emerald™ Program

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Back in 2006, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) began studying energy efficiency as
applied to data storage networking systems. As a result, a Green Storage Technical Working Group (GSTWG) was formed to study the issue. Soon after the formation of the GS-TWG we saw ongoing efforts
would be needed, and to ensure the GS-TWG had guidance, focus and a means of promoting its efforts,
the Green Storage Initiative (GSI) was formed. As is typical in industry associations, when a technical
activity gains steam, the need for providing additional industry requirements and publicizing the results
does become needed. Essentially, the GSI became the marketing arm of the highly technical GS-TWG in
order to provide this much needed service.