2014 Press Releases

August 18, 2014

Asia Online Publishing Group Partner with SNIA South Asia

Asia Online Publishing Group Partner with SNIA South Asia to promote storage standards and best practices.

August 18th Kuala Lumpur - Asia Online Publishing Group Sdn Bhd (AOPG), publisher of www.datastorageasean.com the leading portal focusing on Data and Storage News in Southeast Asia and SNIA South Asia have entered a definitive agreement to collaborate on managing key SNIA events each year.
"We really are overwhelmed at the success of Data & Storage ASEAN (DSA) since our official launch in January. Hits to the site have increased daily and we are forming substantive commercial relations with a wide variety of partners,” said Andrew Martin, Group Publisher at Asia Online Publishing Group. “This partnership with SNIA confirms that we were spot on in seeing a gap in the ASEAN media market for a storage focused portal run by people with true technology and vertical expertise. We look forward to working with SNIA as we help them to further the cause of storage best practice in the region.”
SNIA South Asia is a chapter member of the global organization, Storage Networking Industry Association, dedicated to the establishment and promotion of storage-related standards. SNIA South Asia has been a supporter of what DSA is trying to do since day one of the portal.
"We are like two sides of the same coin: our interests are aligned geographically and, more importantly, in terms of the technology which interests us," said Paul Talbut  Executive Director SNIA South Asia. “We are a non-profit professional body representing the interests of our members and as such rely on partners like DSA for critical resources in event planning. Our alignment in technical focus, and the complimentary nature of our resources and skills really does make this an excellent partnership."
Under the agreement, SNIA South Asia and DSA will collaborate in organising the highly technical Tech@break sessions and also the larger annual Implementing Information Infrastructure Symposiums (IIIS) held in Singapore and Malaysia each year.
Melina Hwang, General Manager at DSA explained "We are confident that this is the start of a long relationship. Both SNIA South Asia and AOPG have clear aspirations ahead of us. We want to increase the volume and maximise the quality of the tech@break sessions, and more important we intend to make the annual IIIS events the premier storage and data showcase event in the region."

Talbut agrees adding "IIIS is very well received by our members and now in partnership with DSA we intend to build IIIS into the region’s most vibrant exhibition and conference for data and storage. In doing so, we expect to increase the number of attendees to our events year on year