Rocky Mountain networking
By Alan Earls
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is planning to mark a major milestone, the opening of the Storage Networking Technology Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a host of festivities that also represent a good chance to meet IT peers and representatives from dozens of vendors. Mark your calendars to join the SNIA in celebration of the grand opening on February 1 - 2. You'll be joining storage industry leaders from all over the country including top executives from the major storage vendors and their guests, representatives from some of their largest end-user customers. SNIA director, Robin Glasgow, says anyone who is interested is welcome. "You do not have to be a SNIA member to attend, the Technology Center is designed to benefit the entire industry," she explains.
As a laboratory, the Technology Center embodies the SNIA vision by providing members with the opportunity to profile enterprise storage systems, computing platforms -- including SAN and NAS infrastructures -- and products. The new facility will also showcase the development and testing of advanced network storage technologies that require interoperability of multivendor storage products. SNIA hopes the cooperative environment will accelerate the evolution of standards that will propel the future of storage networking.
On Thursday evening, February 1, the SNIA will host a networking reception and dinner at the
About the author: Alan Earls is a freelance writer in Franklin, Mass.
This was first published in January 2001