SOURCE: SMART Storage Systems

SMART Storage Systems

November 26, 2012 09:00 ET

SMART Storage Systems to Present at Server Design Summit

Enterprise SSD Technology Leader to Discuss How to Yield Superior Server Performance With Lower-Cost Solid-State Storage

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 26, 2012) -

WHAT: Esther Spanjer, Director of SSD Technical Marketing at SMART Storage Systems, will present on a panel titled "Increasing Storage Performance" during tomorrow's Server Design Summit. During the presentation, Spanjer will explore the topic of "Improving Server Performance with Solid-State Storage," highlighting the drawbacks of leveraging client-class solid-state drives (SSDs) in enterprise applications, and how this quickly escalates the total cost of ownership (TCO) of storage. Miss Spanjer will also provide insight into recent advancements in Flash endurance enhancement technology that increase the endurance of consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) Flash, enabling more cost-effective, server-grade SSDs to be deployed.

Other topics being discussed by the panel include "Practical Ways to Accelerate Virtual Servers" by Andy Mills, CEO of Enmotus; "Full TCP Offload Increases Network Efficiency by 95%" by Kelly Masood, CTO of Intilop; and "Busting Through I/O bottlenecks with PCIe Flash Caching" by Steve Fingerhut, vice president of marketing at LSI. 

WHO: Esther Spanjer is Director of SSD Technical Marketing at SMART Storage Systems. With more than 15 years of experience in the flash and storage industry, Miss Spanjer has gained valuable knowledge on the requirements for flash-based storage solutions in embedded, industrial and enterprise storage applications. Miss Spanjer has authored more than 20 articles in international publications and conference proceedings, and has been chosen to speak at a number of industry events, including IDEMA, DiskCon, Server Design Summit, Storage Networking World USA and Europe, and the Flash Memory Summit. Spanjer formerly worked for msystems and STEC, and holds a B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Technical University Amsterdam (Netherlands).

WHERE/WHEN: Server Design Summit will be held November 27-28, 2012 at the Santa Clara Marriott. For more information about the conference, please visit

Esther Spanjer's session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

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About SMART Storage Systems
SMART Storage Systems is a technology leader in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation enterprise solid-state storage products. Combining leading-edge, enterprise-class design and proven world-class support, SMART Storage Systems leverages its deep expertise in Flash and enterprise storage technology. SMART Storage Systems delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base including tier one storage and server OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Storage Systems provides award-winning innovations in solid-state storage technology, such as NAND high-endurance Guardian™ technology, to a variety of customers in the enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense and industrial markets. SMART Storage Systems is part of the SMART family of global companies. See for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings
The SMART family of global companies are leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of electronic subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 23 years providing standard and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. These industries include PC, enterprise and industrial servers, networking, telecom, defense, aerospace, gaming and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART Storage Systems offers high-performance, high-capacity SSDs for enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense, aerospace, industrial automation, medical and transportation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management and supply-chain management worldwide. See for more information.