GSI News and Events

April 2014: Emerald Training Course to be held in Colorado Springs July 14-17

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October 2013: Emerald Newsletter

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June 2013: Emerald Measurement Specification Training

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January 2013 Press Release:
SNIA Green Storage Initiative Releases SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification V2.0

The new ”Hot Band” IO workload reflects the fair measurement of IO activity with storage arrays featuring increased cache sizes.

October 2011 Press Release:
GSI Unveils SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification and SNIA Emerald Program

Result of a three–year technical effort establishes industry baseline for storage system energy usage report.

October 2011: SNIA Green Storage Specification & Membership Discount Announced

The SNIA Membership has recently approved the SNIA EmeraldTM Power Efficiency Measurement Specification to be a publicly available SNIA Standard, which can be downloaded from here.

The significance of this specification is it can be a foundation for national bodies working on green IT and data center energy efficiency equipment programs to cross-reference. To read more, please click here.

June 2011: Introducing the SNIA Emerald™ Program by Tom Hammond-Doel, GSI Marketing Committee Co-Chairman.

...Being part of the storage networking industry, I wonder how good it would be for data storage networking systems to be as efficient as the trees when it comes to converting energy to real work. Even better would be a way to measure just how energy efficient all these storage networking systems are and be able to compare one system to another. To read the full article, please click here.

► October 2010 Press Release:
The SNIA Emerald™ Program website launched:

June 2010: The SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) GSI (Green Storage Initiative) is developing a test methodology and metric for measuring the power used by storage systems. The qualification program that will be used for managing and submitting the results of testing for public use gets an 'official' name: The SNIA Emerald™ Program. Read press release.

SNIA Green Storage Initiative "Marks Continued Momentum"

April 13th 2010: ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  The Storage Networking Industry Association's (SNIA) Green Storage Initiative (GSI)today announced significant progress and has built momentum in support of several additional Green initiatives. Press Release cont.....

January 2009 Press Release:
SNIA Green Storage Initiative "Green Storage Power Measurement Specification"

January 21, 2009:  The SNIA GSI announces the availability for public comment and review the initial release of its Green Storage Power Measurement Specification.  A result of the hard work from the GSI Technical Working Group, this initial release contains a comprehensive Storage Taxonomy for classifying storage products as well as a baseline standard for idle power measurement. Read Press Release.