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September 3, 2015

Save the Date: Annual Members’ Meeting Conference Call — October 8th (10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT)

Mark your calendar to dial in to our conference call meeting. All member company/organization employees are invited.

Toll–Free Access Number: 1–866–439–4480
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Greetings and Roll Call of Voting Member Companies (for Quorum; Voting Rep may be substituted to represent Company) – Leo Leger, Executive Director

Welcome and Agenda Overview – Dave Dale, Chairman

Motion and Discussion to Approve Minutes of the 2014 meeting – Jim Pappas, Secretary

SNIA Key Activities and Programs Update – Dave Dale, Chairman

Fiscal Health Report (Review of 2014 Financial statements; Preview of 2015 Projections) – Al Zmyslowski, Treasurer

Q & A – All


SNIA’s Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) Advances the Industry at Flash Memory Summit – Data Recovery & Selective Erasure of Solid State Storage – A New Focus

The SSSI launched their Data Recovery/Erase Special Interest Group (DR/E SIG) during the Flash Memory Summit last month. This SIG’s goal is to provide a forum in which solution providers and solid state storage manufacturers can collaborate to enable data recovery and erase capabilities in solid state storage in such a way as to ensure that customer demands for these services can be successfully met in a cost–effective and timely manner. Learn more about the focus of this newly formed SIG.

See highlights of the work the SSSI is doing in this Trilogy Tech Talk Video.

Also, under the direction of SSSI Chair Jim Ryan and coordinated by NVDIMM–SIG co–chairs Arthur Sainio and Jeff Chang and TechDev chair Eden Kim, SSSI was able to update and include NVDIMM–N storage performance in the Summary Performance Comparison by Storage Class charts.

Learn more about the collaboration among five member companies to introduce a new NVDIMM–N storage performance demonstration at the SNIA SSSI blog.

Leading Papers Selected to be in "New Thinking" Track at SDC

For the third year, the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) will be presenting its "New Thinking" track. This track was created as an effort to further cross-pollinate industry and academic research efforts, and is made up of 5 leading papers that were selected by a committee of top academic researchers and industrial practitioners.

Here is a sample of what’s included in the New Thinking track at SDC 2015:

Pelican: A Building Block for Exascale Cold Data Storage
Torturing Databases for Fun and Profit
Skylight – A Window on Shingled Disk Operation

View the full SDC 2015 agenda here.

Featured Blog: Storage Performance Benchmarking Q&A

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Save the Date: Annual Members’ Meeting Conference Call

SNIA’s Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) Advances the Industry at Flash Memory Summit – Data Recovery & Selective Erasure of Solid State Storage – A New Focus

Leading Papers Selected to be in "New Thinking" Track at SDC

Featured Blog: Storage Performance Benchmarking Q&A


   Certification News:

SNIA Certification E–Book

Get the preparation materials you’ll need for the CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA certification in this 180–page study guide by renowned technical author, Hubbert Smith. Preview, order and download here.

SNIA’s Data Storage Security Summit Provides Continuing Education Credits

Summit attendees who currently hold either ISC2 or ISACA professional certifications can earn up to 7 Continuing Professional Education credits while attending the Data Storage Security Summit. This is yet another benefit of attending the Summit which will also feature a series of interactive roundtable discussions, two education tracks dedicated to data storage security basics, and presentations by industry experts.

View the agenda and registration details here.

Calling Storage Subject Matter Experts – Help Develop SNIA’s New Storage Certification Exam

CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA Certification will be Retiring on January 16, 2016 – Certification Still Valid for 3 Years. Contact Paul Talbut, SNIA Global Education Director for more information.


   Upcoming Webcasts:

Controlling Congestion in New Storage Architectures

September 15, 2015

Find out how new architectures being deployed in today’s data centers affect IP–based storage.

SDS Automation and Orchestration

September 16, 2015

Learn about the characteristics of various software–defined solutions.

OpenStack File Services for High Performance Computing

September 22, 2015

This Webcast will examine how OpenStack can consume and control file services appropriate to High Performance Computing in a cloud and multi–tenanted environment.

Data Storage Dilemmas and Solutions

September 22, 2015

Minimize the financial, legal and reputational risks of a catastrophic data breach, and beef up your knowledge of ISO 27040 and NIST regulations.

   Find SNIA at these Events:

Storage Developer Conference

September 21–24, 2015
Santa Clara, CA

View agenda, registration, and sponsorship information here.

SNIA SMB3 Plugfest

September 20–24, 2015
Santa Clara, CA

The purpose of this Plugfest (co-located with SDC and again Underwritten by Microsoft in partnership with NetApp) is for vendors to bring their implementations of SMB3 to test, identify, and fix bugs in a collaborative setting with the goal of providing a forum in which companies can develop interoperable products. SNIA provides and supports networks and infrastructure for the Plugfest, creating a collaborative framework for testing. The participants of the Plugfest work together to define the testing process, assuring that objectives are accomplished. Find more information at:

Cloud Plugfest

September 21–24, 2015
Santa Clara, CA

The Conformance Assurance Solution tool will be available for beta testing of Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) Conformance.

SNIA Data Storage Security Summit

September 24, 2015
Santa Clara, CA
(Co–located with the Storage Developer Conference)

Registration is now open.


November 8–13, 2015
Washington, D.C.

The LISA conference is for IT operations, where systems engineers, operations professionals, and academic researchers share real-world knowledge about designing, building, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world. SNIA will be attending and also exhibiting at this conference.

Cloud Expo Europe

November 10–11, 2015
Frankfurt, Germany

SNIA 4360 ArrowsWest Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3444

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