SOURCE: SMART Storage Systems

SMART Storage Systems

April 02, 2012 09:00 ET

SMART Storage Systems to Present on SSD Performance Benchmarking at SNW Spring 2012

Company to Present on SSD Performance Benchmarking and Demo Optimus SAS SSD at Information Infrastructure Event

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) -

WHAT: Esther Spanjer, Director, SSD Technical Marketing at SMART Storage Systems, will speak on a panel at Storage Networking World (SNW) Spring 2012, along with Dr. Easen Ho of Calypso Systems, Inc. The panel on understanding SSD performance will explain the test procedures and reporting methods of the Storage Networking Industry Alliance's (SNIA) SSD Performance Test Specification for both client and enterprise SSDs. They will also address using the SSS PTS to evaluate and compare SSD performance.

Additionally, SMART Storage Systems will demonstrate the Optimus SAS SSD at their booth #412. Optimus SSDs can endure 10 full random drive writes per day for a period of five years using commercial MLC NAND flash technology. Attendees will receive a demo of Optimus running IOMeter, which will showcase random read and random write performance, as well as receive additional information about the company's Guardian Technology Platform.

WHO: Esther Spanjer is Director of SSD technical marketing at SMART Storage Systems. With more than 15 years of experience in the flash industry, Spanjer has gained valuable knowledge on the requirements for flash-based storage solutions in embedded, industrial, and enterprise storage applications. 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, ESC, Server Blade Summit, SNW, 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: SNW Spring 2012 will be held April 2-5, 2012 at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. For more information about the conference, please visit the website at

Esther Spanjer will speak on the panel "Understanding SSD Performance: Using the SSS PTS to Evaluate and Compare SSD Performance" on Thursday, April 5 from 10:20 - 10:55 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT).

For more information about SMART Storage Systems, please visit the company's website at, the company's blog at, or find us on Twitter at @SMARTSSD.

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 Holdings family of global companies. See for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings
The SMART family of 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, 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.

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