Date: 4th August 2010
August 4 2010 - PoINT Software & Systems GmbH joined the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Europe. SNIA Europe is a vendor-neutral non-profit organization representing manufacturers and channel partners all across Europe. Being a member of SNIA Europe, PoINT has access to the association’s comprehensive knowledge base: SNIA Europe offers insight into the evolution and application of storage solutions for data centre infrastructures with special focus on thought leadership for next-generation networking as well as virtualized and cloud environments.
"I am delighted to welcome PoINT Software & Systems to SNIA Europe," said Bob Plumridge, Chairman of the Board, SNIA Europe. "PoINT will strengthen the data/ storage management and archiving section within SNIA Europe and help to maintain a balanced and valued industry forum. Furthermore, PoINT will benefit from SNIA’s in-depth knowledge base and a range of opportunities to present their capabilities to a broad audience across Europe."
"We are happy to be part of SNIA Europe and look forward to supporting the association with our long-standing experience in optical storage and archiving," said Bernd Klee, CEO of PoINT Software & Systems GmbH. "The SNIA Europe membership will help us to foster our footprint in the tiered storage solutions business with PoINT Storage Manager as our flagship product."
For the first time ever, PoINT will exhibit at SNW Europe taking place in Frankfurt from October 26th to 27th, 2010. Realistic user scenarios are shown there by SNIA members and leading industry associations. The exhibitors belong mainly to the fields of data management and storage, virtualization and new data centre technologies like for example cloud services and solutions. PoINT will present the latest version of PoINT Storage Manager at SNW Europe 2010.
About SNIA Europe
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Europe is dedicated to educate the market on the evolution and application of storage infrastructure solutions for the data centre by providing thought leadership and industry education focused on storage technologies and business value. The association is the voice of authority for networked storage and associated technologies across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. SNIA Europe is a non-profit, vendor-neutral organisation run by its members, which include approximately 70 vendors, channel partners and individuals. For further information you can email euroinfo[at]snia[dot]org, contact +44 (0) 20 8785 5555, or visit www.snia-europe.org.
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH, situated in Siegen, is specialized in the development of software products and systems solutions for storage and management of data using all available mass storage technologies like hard disks, magnetic tapes and optical media. Close collaboration with leading hardware manufacturers enables an early support of new storage technologies. Besides these complete solutions PoINT also offers its know-how as toolkits, which can be easily integrated in other applications by the programming interface. Furthermore PoINT projects entire storage solutions and provides consultancy with its long-term and versatile experience. PoINT products are distributed by about 50 partners in more than 25 countries world-wide and have been installed successfully in more than 2 million installations. The PoINT product portfolio ranges from recording and duplication of CD/DVD and Blu-ray Discs, professional audio- and video recording to business critical network storage solutions.
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