Everything you need to know to design successful storage systems will be at the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) this year. FMS is rated the leading independent storage show worldwide! The Flash Memory Summit is the only place where you will hear the people making these products happen! Network with companies and people that will create the next generation of hardware and software at the Flash Memory Summit.
Flash Memory Summit
August 7–9, 2018
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California
The MRAM Developer Day will allow MRAM (magnetoresistive random access memory) developers from all application areas to get the latest information on specifications, products, and ecosystem support. It will also bring them up-to-date on ways to make their applications run faster, scale better, use less power, and reduce latency. It will be a one-stop shop for all MRAM issues and will give attendees an opportunity to hear the latest updates, ask questions of the experts, and talk to vendors offering a wide variety of products and services.
MRAM Developer Day
August 6, 2018
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California
The NVMe Developer Days will allow NVMe developers from all application areas to get the latest information on specifications, products, and ecosystem support. It will also bring them up-to-date on ways to make their applications run faster, scale better, use less power, and reduce latency. It will be a one-stop shop for all NVMe issues and will give attendees an opportunity to hear the latest updates, ask questions of the experts, and talk to vendors offering a wide variety of products and services.
NVMe Developer Days
Hilton Bayfront San Diego
San Diego, California
Trade shows remain an important part of marketing programs. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research notes that 48 percent of respondents to its survey “The Role and Value of Face-to-Face Interaction” reported that such interactions experienced at events were more valuable today than two years ago.
The trade association Meeting Professionals International says buyers attend trade shows to see new products, find out what’s happening with existing suppliers and make new contacts. They also place importance on face-to-face interactions at trade shows for investigating, evaluating and narrowing down choices before buying. Raise buyers’ expectations by letting them know about important new products that you will be exhibiting at your booth.
We recognize the importance of Sponsorship support. All Sponsorship Packages include the following:
As a Sponsor/Exhibitor for the Summit, you also receive the following Summit website-related benefits:
Many of our conferences/summits have Best of Show Awards.
These awards represent a great opportunity for industry recognition of companies’ products and solutions. These industry recognized awards give winners the opportunity to effectively build their brand and image as an innovative leader in the marketplace. Don’t miss this chance to have your company’s solutions in the public spotlight!
There are four distinct awards to address the wide range of innovation in the marketplace. The first two innovation awards are for an application solution that is either addressing the consumer or the business marketplace. The third award category is designed to recognize patented IP and technology from a company or a new industry standard that is bringing innovation to the marketplace. The fourth award is a customer implementation with a case study showing innovative creativity on how a product/service is being used by a specific end customer. If you are applying for more than one award, please complete separate entries for each. Our emphasis is on innovation and industry leadership. To determine the best category for your product, please consult the descriptions below.
Most Innovative Flash Memory Consumer Application
This Flash Memory Application award category recognizes innovation in how a product or service is being used to solve specific consumer problems. So an exciting new consumer use for your product is really what this category is all about. Examples of consumer applications could include smart phones, music/video players, digital cameras, gaming systems, navigational systems, tablets, netbooks, ultrabooks, mobile computing solutions and other consumer hardware and software products.
Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application
This Flash Memory Application award category recognizes how a product or service is being used to solve a specific business problem. So an exciting new business use for your product is really what this category is all about. Examples of applications could include commercial applications that apply to all business environments or vertical market applications addressing specific market segments such as video/broadcast, automotive, imaging, military, healthcare, financial and others. Application solutions can address a wide range of business requirements for the traditional data center, desktop and server virtualization environments, public / private / hybrid cloud computing and other IT environments.
Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology
The Flash Memory Technology category awards innovations that will change the way flash memory works and is used in products. The recipients of this award will enjoy significant differentiation of their intellectual property and patents from competing technologies in the flash memory industry. Examples of such technological innovations could include technology resulting in record breaking performance, new levels of high availability, ground breaking industry standards, green energy efficiencies, advanced memory management, game changing capacity optimization or other innovative features and capabilities.
Most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation
The Flash Memory Customer Implementation category awards innovation in the implementation of flash memory in a real customer application. This innovative application can be represented by a case study that highlights how a specific customer has solved an important problem by use of a specific product or service. Examples of such flash memory customer implementations could include ROI, Quality of Service, Business Continuity, Security, Data Protection, Virtualization, Cloud, Software Defined Storage, Simplicity of Operations, People Productivity and other benefits that made a difference for the customer. An end user customer case study is required to apply for this award.
Winners are announced and prizes awarded during the evening reception in the Exhibit Hall.
The IT Brand Pulse leader awards—covering a wide range of products including networking, servers, and storage—measure the perceptions of IT professionals in large enterprise, medium enterprise and HPC environments. For different product categories, the not-vendor-sponsored surveys regularly ask respondents to choose overall market leaders, as well as leaders for price, performance, reliability, service & support, and innovation.
IT Brand Pulse conducts annual brand leader surveys covering over 150 product categories. For each survey, respondents are provided with a description of the product and a list of vendor choices, and asked to select who they perceive as the leader in six brand categories.
For IT Pros, brand leader surveys provide meaningful data representing the opinions of hundreds of their peers about various products and vendors. For IT vendors, brand leader surveys uniquely reveal how a company is perceived by a cross-section of large enterprise, SMB and HPC IT pros, relative to other brands. The brand leader surveys are non-sponsored, independent research.
Responses are solicited from the extensive IT Brand Pulse IT Pro and end-user database subscribers and over 1,000,000 members of online IT groups.
Global IT Pro respondents to recent surveys include: 20th Century Fox – IT Manager/Director; American Airlines – Data Center Manager; Apple – Data Center Manager; AT&T – Server Administrator/Architect; Bank of America – Executive Management; Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) – Storage Administrator /Architect; Boeing – Data Center Manager; Booz Allen Hamilton – Network Administrator/Architect; CalPERS, State of CA – Network Administrator/Architect; Caterpillar – Server Administrator/Architect; Citigroup – Network Administrator/Architect; City of Los Angeles – IT Manager/Director; Delta Airlines – Server Administrator/Architect; Duke University – IT Manager/Director; EarthLink – Server Administrator/Architect; EPA – Network Administrator/ Architect; Ernst & Young- IT Manager/Director; ExxonMobil – Network Administrator/Architect; FedEx – IT Manager/Director; Fermilab – Network Administrator/Architect; Ford Motor Company – Data Center Manager; GE – IT Manager/ Director; General Dynamics – Network Administrator Architect; General Motors – Server Administrator/Architect; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab – IT Manager/Director; JP Morgan – IT Manager/Director; Lockheed Martin – IT Manager/Director; Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) – Network Administrator/Architect; Lowe’s – Storage Administrator/Architect; Mattel Inc.- IT Director; Morgan Stanley – Network Administrator Architect; NASA – IT Manager /Director; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – IT Manager/Director; Northrop Grumman – Network Administrator/Architect; Oppenheimer – Executive Management; PepsiCo – Storage Administrator/Architect; Porsche Cars N.A. – Network Administrator/Architect; Prudential Life – Data Center Manager; REI – Server Administrator/Architect; Sandia National Labs – Network Administrator/Architect; Shell – Storage Administrator/Architect; Social Security Administration (SSA) – Server Administrator/Architect; Sony Pictures – Network Administrator/Architect; Stanford University – Network Administrator/Architect; Staples – Network Administrator/Architect; Target – IT Manager/Director; The University of Chicago – Server Administrator/Architect; Thomson Reuters – Server Administrator/Architect; T-Mobile – Data Center Manager; Transamerica – Storage Administrator/Architect; UBS – Executive Management; UCLA – IT Manager/Director; United Airlines – Network Administrator/Architect; U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission – IT Manager/Director; Universal Parks and Resort – IT Director; USC – Network Administrator/Architect; Verizon – Network Administrator/Architect; Yale University – IT Director…among many others.
““IT Brand Pulse Awards are special – the major customers vote on them,” said Lance Leventhal, Program Chairperson, Open Server/Open Storage Summit. “For recipients, they indicate top ratings from those who are currently using the products every day. For those looking for guidance on purchases, they reflect the judgments of people like themselves. An IT Brand Pulse award tells the world that a company is doing the job with the only audience that really counts – the end users”