Supermicro Joins Board of the Storage Networking Industry Association

July 23, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif.July 23, 2018 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology announced that it has joined the Board of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) as a new voting member.

As a provider of industry-leading storage technologies, Supermicro has long focused on innovating its portfolio and storage solutions to deliver the best products and experiences to its customers. With modern data centers focusing on big data and AI solutions, the value and import of quality storage networking support has grown. Joining SNIA as a voting member will increase Supermicro’s influence in the industry, enable Supermicro to collaborate with other significant players in the space and ultimately, elevate storage market standards. Supermicro will also bring additional perspective to the SNIA standards development in the flash, persistent memory, form-factor, storage management, and cloud storage domains.

“Over the past few years, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Supermicro have become an increasingly important and influential part of the computer and storage vendor ecosystem,” said David Dale, Chairman of the SNIA Board of Directors.  “We are delighted to welcome Supermicro’s participation in SNIA at a leadership level.  We believe it underscores the relevance of SNIA’s agenda to the changing storage industry ecosystem.”

Supermicro has been focusing on innovative storage solutions for many years. SNIA is exploring ways of accelerating testing and validation of new technologies and standards for the industry. These efforts will explore how to best support, realize, and drive new innovative storage technologies forward at an accelerated pace, and bring leading Cloud service providers (and Hyperscalers) together with the storage industry in these efforts.

“Supermicro has always been a first-to-market developer of server and storage systems, and we are one of the pioneers in system implementations to support the all-flash NVMe and persistent memory technologies. This system level design and development experience is vital to bringing the continuous enhancements in storage technologies to reality,” said Tau Leng, SVP of Technology at Supermicro. “SNIA leads the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting vendor-neutral architectures, standards and education services.  Supermicro now joins other industry leaders of SNIA to advance the technologies and industry development.”

Tau Leng, SVP of Technology at Supermicro, will join the SNIA Board of Directors. Leng is a 25-year industry veteran who manages engineering, marketing, product management, and testing teams at Supermicro.  He  joins an elite group of storage technology leaders to drive the execution of SNIA’s mission by delivering innovative standards, vendor-neutral education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market.

About Super Micro Computer Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)

Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market. Supermicro, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.  Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.  All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of member companies spanning the global storage market. 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 more information about SNIA, visit www.snia.org.


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