DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) -  STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD -- The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Green Storage Initiative (GSI) today announced the availability of a new website to support the GSI's SNIA Emerald™ program. The website is presently in Beta form to allow vendors and interested parties time to prepare for the forthcoming public release of the SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification.

The SNIA Emerald program is designed to provide a vendor-neutral power efficiency test measurement specification and a repository for sharing the results of using the specification. Its website will provide the industry with the resources needed to learn about, evaluate, test and submit storage system power usage and efficiency by managing the test results acquired by using the SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification.

"The Green Storage Initiative is excited to see the culmination of our input and guidance with the availability of this new SNIA Emerald program," said Leah Schoeb, chair of the SNIA Green Storage Initiative. "By providing end-users with a fair and equitable measurement of their storage system power usage and efficiency, the SNIA Emerald program will, over time, help the industry continuously improve the power efficiency of storage systems."

Vendors who use the specification will be allowed to post the results to the central repository and obtain a SNIA Emerald logo for those results. In turn, others can view the test results of various storage systems and an indication of which products have met and undergone the Emerald testing requirements.

There will be a session devoted to the SNIA Emerald program at SNW October which will cover the launch of the SNIA Emerald program. The session, "The SNIA Emerald™: Power Efficiency in the Storage World", will take place October 11 at 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

For more information on the SNIA GSI Emerald program including its policies and procedures, visit SNIAEmerald.com.

About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at www.snia.org.

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