This week, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) announced
the new Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) with NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP)
as a founding member. Val Bercovici, Office of the CTO, NetApp, was also
elected as the inaugural vice-chair of the SSSI‘s
Governing Board. As a collective initiative of industry leaders
committed to becoming the recognized authority for storage made from
nonvolatile, solid state memory devices, the SSSI will coordinate and
conduct education efforts for the vendor and user communities, perform
market outreach highlighting the virtues of solid state storage, and
further the development of standards specific to the technology. In
addition, the SSSI will collaborate with other organizations and
initiatives to further the dialogue on solid state storage as well as
leverage the SNIA International organization to promote solid state
storage on a global scale.
"Solid state technology has a bright future in
the storage industry, and we’re seeing it
start to emerge as viable in existing infrastructures,”
said Bercovici. "I’m
proud to represent NetApp and serve as vice-chair of the SSSI board to
help lead solid state storage and caching forward as well as bring the
industry together to help shape the future of the technology for maximum
benefit to our end users.”
Solid state disks (SSDs) are
beginning to reshape the storage industry thanks to the advent of NAND
Flash memory, which provides persistent storage at greater density and
lower cost than other currently available memory technologies. The NetApp®
Performance Accelerator Module represents another innovative approach to
accelerating storage system performance with solid state technology in a
caching configuration. Both approaches provide a means of reducing
latency and achieving high levels of I/O operations, in addition to
improved density and lower environmental costs.
For more information about NetApp industry standards efforts to help
rapid application deployment, smooth integration into customers’
existing infrastructures, and improve interoperability with other vendors’
solutions by utilizing and supporting open standards, visit www.netapp.com/us/company/leadership/industry-standards.
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