Thursday, April 9, 2009

A little bit of a distraction

This week I attend Storage Networking World, SNW in Orlando Fl. This is a twice yearly trade show for my 'trade'. It was good to see folks I know face to face again, and good to feel the energy of 'the trade'. Myself: I attended for two reasons:

1) Continue to network and make contacts for potential Jobs.

2) I am Vice Chair of the SNIA's GSI (Storage-Networking Industry Association - Green Storage Initiative), and attended to represent GSI as well as act as host for a member from the EPA as they are looking to extend ENERGY STAR to enterprise class storage.

This is a great area, in that current energy costs have come to the point where data centers are able to justify ROIs for investment. It also is an area where there can be confusion. GSI's goal is to help with that, through education as well as standards development. If you care, read more here: www.snia.org/green

It was good to see folks, I did meet a few folks I do not talk to regularly, and no: no one is hiring :-)

And for my fellow SNIA members who might be reading this --> in case you missed it: (No, this is not me, but is rather memorable)

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