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SNIA’s SNW Event Reflects Local Storage Growth

  • 22 March, 2006 09:48

<p>Storage Networking World Widens Agenda</p>
<p>Sydney Australia, 22 March 2006. SNIA ANZ Storage Networking World 2006 is the industry associations’ second successful and truly independent education forum for the entire ANZ data management and storage networking community, to be held on the 26 &amp; 27 September 2006. The Board of SNIA today announced that, although early in the year, it expects participation in the event to be at least 100% up on last year.</p>
<p>“We are in full agreement with local analysts, who are seeing a healthy growth in the local storage market,” said SNIA ANZ chairman Mr Garry Barker. “The interest in SNW reflects this growth with, even at this early stage, a doubling of vendor participation on last year and the same for delegate registrations.”</p>
<p>SNIA will also introduce a number of new initiatives to this year’s SNW in Sydney. Inline with the SNIA’s Data Management Forum’s (DMF) US partnership with the US Records Management group; ARMA. SNIA ANZ is working with the Records Management Association of Australia (RMAA) to bring in a wider view of the Information Centric Enterprise, reflected in this years SNW theme “Building a Storage Foundation for the Information Enterprise.”</p>
<p>“The requirement to transform traditional infrastructure-focused I.T and security operations into an "Information-Centric Enterprise" is the most important new trend affecting large organizations,” said Garry Barker. “Information is central to the chaos created by the overwhelming cost and organizational impact of regulatory compliance requirements, legal discovery, and from risk mitigation of non-compliance, security threats, and loss of customer information and privacy. Add to this the complex issues of maintaining global information availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery in the face of disasters and other business threats and you can easily see that information is not only the organization's chief asset but its chief liability.”</p>
<p>By partnering with the RMAA in ANZ, the SNIA DMF is helping unite individuals who are responsible for every aspect of an enterprises information and data management. One of SNIA ANZ’s goals is to ensure a broad and deep understanding of Information Lifecycle Management as an information and classification-based management practice that supports this strategic transformation to an Information-Centric Enterprise. SNIA’s Storage Networking World will facilitate an environment to bring the industry together to help develop a common understanding of best practices and deliver cross-training for
professionals who are responsible for managing an enterprise's critical information assets and those supporting infrastructure resources.</p>
<p>The expansion/development of SNIA’s SNW in 2006, is already evident with over 23 solution providers already confirming their participation, covering the key players in the ANZ storage and data management landscape including; EMC, HP, Acer, CA, IBM, Symantec, CommVault, NetApp, Hitachi, Imation, Quantum, Sun Microsystems, ADIC, Sony, BakBone, FalconStor, Exabyte, Storage Craft, Digistor, LTO Ultrium, TMS, Pixel IT and SpectrumData.</p>
<p>SNW ANZ in 2006 will be Introducing initiatives such as a Live Interoperability Lab, (showing how different vendors storage solutions can be fully interoperable with SNIA SMI-S technology, a SNIA Solution Showcase with SNIA Tutorials being presented, Storage for the Masses Technology Seminars, Storage Awards, State of Storage Management Survey results, SNIA passport, Online Contact facility and more.</p>
<p>The SNW conference promises the delivery of leading Australian and World storage and data-management expert users and vendor technologists focused on providing real life, practical examples of recent developments. The conference features high profile end-user case studies, round tables and great debates, and draws on a wealth of experience from over seven industry analysts.</p>
<p>For further information please contact;</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
SNIA ANZ Board Member
SNIA SNW Executive Director
Ph: +61 9977 8922
rstirling@snia.org.au</p>

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