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NetApp and SNIA introduce the Solid State Storage Initiative

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The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has announced the new Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) with NetApp as the founding member. Val Bercovici, Office of the CTO, NetApp, was elected as the inaugural vice-chair of the SSSI’s Governing Board.

As a collective initiative of industry leaders committed to becoming a recognised authority for storage made from non-volatile, 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.

The SSSI will also collaborate with other organisations and initiatives to develop the dialogue on solid state storage and leverage the SNIA International organisation to promote solid state storage on a global scale.

According to Val Bercovici, solid state technology is emerging in existing infrastructures. He added that he is proud to represent NetApp and serve as the vice-chair of the SSSI board to help lead solid state storage and bring the industry together to help shape the future of the technology for maximum benefit to end users.

Solid state disks (SSDs) are reshaping the storage industry due to the advent of the NAND Flash memory, which provides persistent storage to end users.

The NetApp Performance Accelerator Module accelerates 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.

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