Imation to Participate in Industry Standards for Storage Management
Tuesday, February 06, 2001
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 2, 2001) — Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a worldwide leader in data storage and information management, demonstrated its support for the Storage Networking Industry Association's (SNIA's) Technology Center Grand Opening today in Colorado Springs, CO. The 14,000+ square foot center, the largest independent storage networking complex in the world, will support the SNIA by providing testing laboratories as well as educational and training facilities. The center will also facilitate the gathering of work groups to progress the study, development and recommendation of storage standards to the appropriate standards bodies. The opening of the SNIA Technology Center marks an opportunity for Imation, a leader in platform-independent storage solutions, to lead and support the SNIA and its members in developing industry standards for storage management. Imation brings experience in both the Distributed Resource Management and open CIMOM (Common Information Model Object Manager) efforts of SNIA, and plans to begin immediate participation in the SNIA Technology Center's standards development efforts. "The new SNIA Technology Center will be an excellent resource in creating unified standards for the storage industry," said Costa Hasapopoulus, General Manager, Imation Professional Services. "The SNIA facility will also complement the work Imation is presently doing in its SAN Solutions Lab, the first independent, fully-equipped lab designed to test storage-related hardware and software performance, interoperability and other storage networking issues." The Imation SAN Solutions Lab opened in June 2000.