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The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) ANZ Announces its Latest Member

  • 06 February, 2004 13:29

<p>HdS Becomes First New Zealand Member of the Association</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – February 6, 2004 – The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) ANZ today announced storage system maker, Hosting &amp; Datacentre Services (HdS) as the first New Zealand company to join the association.</p>
<p>HdS joins the six current Non-Voting members: Adaptec, Cisco, Infinity I/0, Iomega, Markom Marketing, Microsoft and Voting members: Acer, Brocade, Computer Associates, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Imation, Network Appliance, Quantum SSG, Sun Microsystems and VERITAS Software.</p>
<p>Russell Peat, Manager of Customer Storage Solutions at HdS NZ, said: “SNIA is the only industry recognised authority on storage networking. As the first New Zealand company to join the association, we are extremely keen to participate in the development of storage networking industry standards and share best practice training and experience.”</p>
<p>Commenting as Chairman of the SNIA ANZ, Mark Heers said: "We’re delighted to welcome HdS to the SNIA ANZ as the first New Zealand member and view their joining as the catalyst for growth of the association in the region. With the board election and launch event under our belts, we are working hard towards achieving our initial objectives and look forward to making some important announcements shortly.”</p>
<p>Companies interested in joining the SNIA ANZ can visit the website at: or email to: for further information.</p>
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<p>About HdS
Hosting and Datacentre Services Ltd (HdS) is a joint venture company between Hitachi Data Systems and New Zealand managers Wayne Norrie and Roger Cockayne. HdS is the New Zealand agent for Hitachi storage systems and provides hosting and datacentre services from Auckland and Wellington operations. HdS’ core offering is called VDC® (Virtual Data Centre), which enables businesses to affordably rent top-end IT infrastructure, without leaving any imprint on the business, so avoiding capital investment and management issues popularly associated with running large IT systems in-house. More information at</p>
<p>About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association is a not-for-profit organisation made up of more than 300 companies and individuals worldwide spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share a common goal: to set the pace of the industry by ensuring that storage networks become efficient, complete and trusted solutions across the IT community. 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.</p>
<p>For information about the SNIA ANZ, please e-mail to or visit the SNIA ANZ Website at</p>
<p>Press &amp; Analysts:
Alex Murphy
Account Manager
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922</p>

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