ENERGY STAR Stakeholder Meeting - January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017: The SNIA hosted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Data Center Storage Stakeholder Meeting in San Jose, CA at the SNIA Annual Members' Symposium.

Agenda Overview

  • Latest analysis of available product data
  • The Green Grid (TGG) Point-of-View white paper conclusions
  • Emerald V3.0 specification overview (adds testing methodology for file-based storage)
  • File-access test procedure overview
  • Discussion on taxonomy updates
  • New storage technologies and emerging trends discussion

The SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification V3.0 is in the late stages of development and will include test and energy usage measurement methods and metrics for file-based storage that will be referenced by the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Program. SNIA has based the test and measurement methods on SPEC SFS 2014 (see below for more information on SPEC SFS 2014).

Agenda and Presentations

Topic Presenter(s) Materials
Welcome & Agenda & Roadmap Herb Tanzer slides
ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage : Version 1.0 Overview John Clinger slides
Assessment of Emerald Data for Storage Products Jay Dietrich slides
Benefits of Storage Capacity and Performance Optimization Methods Herb Tanzer & Chuck Paridon slides
Emerald V3.0 Specification - Overview Herb Tanzer slides
SNIA Emerald Version 3.0 Taxonomy Patrick Stanko slides
Using SPEC SFS with the SNIA Emerald™ Program for EPA Energy Star Data Center Storage Program Nick Principe slides
Test Organization Experience - Demartek Dennis Martin  
Test Organization Experience - MET Laboratories Steven Pitta  
Sold State Drives / All Flash Array Carlos Pratt slides
Software-Defined Storage Rona Newmark slides
Regulatory Update - EU Lot 9 and Japan Energy Law Jay Dietrich slides
Power Trends Panel (not presented) slides



Last Name First Name Company / Organization
Adams Wayne SNIA / Independent Consultant
Ang Michael HDS
Bailey Bill Seagate
Banyai Chris Intel
Brunnings Jennifer Demartek
Capps Don NetApp
Chainey Benjamin HPE
Chien-Hale Elizabeth Brinks Gilson
Chrea Ranette ICFI International
Clinger John ICF
Dale David NetApp
Dietrich Jay IBM
Espy Jim Dell EMC
Foltyn Marty SNIA
Goddard Don NetApp
Karr Ronald Pure Storage
Levy Richard Peer Fusion
Martin Dennis Demartek
Martinez Jay  
Mirza Yahya Aclectic Systems Inc.
Newmark Rona  
Paridon Chuck HPE
Pawlowski Brian Pure Storage
Pitta Steven MET Labs
Pratt Carlos Independent Specialist
Principe Nick Dell EMC
Sathawane Hrishikesh Toshiba
Sheikh Sharid Intel
Stanko Patrick Patrick Stanko Consulting
Tanzer Herb SNIA / HPE
Thiel David SNIA
Thomason Al TBWC, llc
Thompson James IBM
Verdun Gary Dell EMC
Von-Stamwitz Paul Fujitsu
Wang Kam  
Wong Henry E3HS IT Consulting
Worth SW WorthIT


Background on SPEC SFS 2014

The Storage Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) SFS 2014 benchmark is the workload that will be used for testing the power efficiency of file-based storage. For information on this, see: