Industry Stakeholder Meeting Notice

Dear Past SDC Attendee,

There is a EPA Energy Star Stakeholder meeting SNIA is hosting January 19th, 2017 in San Jose -- your company should attend. There is no meeting cost to attend in person or remotely. Though one has to register to attend.

Please pass this note onto those in your company that are involved with performance testing and industry compliance testing.

The SNIA Emerald V3.0 Specification will include file-based storage test and energy usage measurement methods and metrics that will be referenced by the USA EPA EnergyStar Program.  SNIA has based the test and measurement methods on SPEC SFS 2014.  More details are below

Background on SNIA Emerald and SFS2014

EPA Energy Star Data Center Storage - Industry Stakeholder meeting announcement:

Dear ENERGY STAR® Storage Stakeholders,
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites stakeholders to join EPA for a discussion of recent storage developments and applicable data analysis in support of upcoming ENERGY STAR Version 1.1 and Version 2.0 specification developments. EPA will host this stakeholder meeting on January 19, 2017 from 8:30-5pm Pacific Time in San Jose, CA in conjunction with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) technical symposium. The meeting will be held at The Westin San Jose. Planned discussion topics covered will include:

  • Latest analysis of available product data
  • The Green Grid (TGG) Point-of-View white paper conclusions
  • Emerald V3.0 specification overview
  • File-access test procedure overview
  • Discussion on taxonomy updates
  • New storage technologies and emerging trends discussion

A call-in option, additional meeting details, and finalized agenda will be provided in a follow-up email closer to the event. Please RSVP here if you plan on attending. Additional details on the accompanying SNIA technical symposium can be found here. Questions may be directed to Katharine Kaplan, EPA, at or 202-343-9120 or John Clinger, ICF, at or 215-967-9407.
Thank you for your support of the ENERGY STAR program.

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