SNIA’s Object Drive Technical Work Group Honored with Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology for Best of Show Award at Flash Memory Summit 2020

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New NVMe-oF Drive Specification Version 1.0.1 wins in Industry Standards category

SANTA CLARA, CA – November 11, 2020 – The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Object Drive Technical Work Group (TWG) was honored with the Flash Memory Summit 2020 Best of Show Award for Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology at today’s Flash Memory Summit 2020 Awards ceremony.

Flash Memory Summit, the world’s largest and most prestigious storage industry conference and exposition recognizes the SNIA’s NVMe-oF Drive Specification Version 1.0.1 in the industry standards category for addressing new levels of storage performance, scalability, and connectivity.

“Enterprise data centers are moving to NVMe / NVMe-oF™ technology to address new levels of storage performance, scalability, connectivity, and services,” said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and President of Network Storage Advisors Inc. “We are proud to recognize SNIA and their Object Drive TWG for their development of the SNIA Native NVMe-oF Drive Standard Version 1.0.1 defining the interfaces to Ethernet-connected storage devices, and describing how to discover and configure the drives, their interfaces, the speeds, and management capabilities.”

"SNIA has standardized the interface for a new type of Ethernet based drive,” said Mark Carlson, SNIA Object Drive TWG co-chair. “The SNIA Native NVMe-oF Drive standard, created by the Object Drive Technical Work Group defines Ethernet pins for use with existing SFF standardized connectors. The drives are expected to implement NVMe-oF over standard Ethernet networks,” said Bill Martin, SNIA Objective Drive TWG co-chair.

According to show organizers, a record number of award submissions were received this year making the judging challenging and each of the categories extremely competitive.

Details of the award-winning companies, innovative products and solutions can be found here.

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About Flash Memory Summit

Flash Memory Summit showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies, leading vendors, and innovative startups driving the multi-billion-dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. FMS is now the world’s largest event featuring the trends, innovations, and influencers leading the adoption of flash memory in demanding enterprise storage, high-performance computing, and cloud systems.

About SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association 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, SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market.

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