Spectra Logic Systems Engineer Earns SNIA Expert Certification and Revises Exams

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William Roming Joins Elite Group of 120 Worldwide Storage Network Experts
BOULDER, Colo.—September 5, 2008 – Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, today announced that a key member of the sales engineering group, William Roming, has earned the highest storage networking industry credential by passing all three Storage Networking Industry Association exams with high scores PLUS Cicso’s CCNP thus achieving credentials in SNIA’s Industry Certification Partner exams. Roming is now a SNIA Certified Storage Networking Expert (SCSN-E), and joins a select group of 120 storage networking professionals worldwide to create and revise new versions of the SNIA examinations.
"Will is a great example of a SNIA expert,  who is well-rounded in his skill set and is able to coach others along the way, and was selected because of his expertise in storage networking and certification achievements in the industry," said Jeanne Douglass, SNIA’s Education Program Manager. "Will is a great asset to SNIA program development and has been a stellar SNIA volunteer thanks to Spectra Logic. Due to Will’s efforts as part of the team, SNIA was able to accomplish its goals to revise the exams."

Will Roming bears 11 years of storage industry experience, and joined Spectra Logic in 2007 as a systems engineer. Roming assists sales representatives, customers and channel partners in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. He installs Spectra Logic products, and offers consulting, support and training services. His certifications include: CompTIA: A+, Network+, Security +; Microsoft: MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging; Cisco: CCNP, CCDP, CSSSS, Certified Cisco Instructor; Xiotech: CXE; and now The SNIA: SCSN-E. Roming earned an associates degree in computer science from Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas and completed continuing education program in project management at the University of Texas in Austin.

"We are thrilled that Will has earned SNIA expert status and is helping set a new bar for future certification candidates" said Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic’s CEO. "The company congratulates Will on this grand achievement and honor, and is happy to support his continuing professional development as a certified SNIA SCSN-E.”

About the SNIA SCSN-E Certification                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The SNIA awards the SNIA SCSN-E Expert credential to distinguished storage network industry professionals who have passed the three SNIA vendor-neutral Certifications in addition to one or more SNIA Certification Partner vendor credentials:  SNIA Storage Networking Foundations , SNIA Storage Networking Management & Administration  and SNIA Architect – Assessment, Planning & Design. Recipients of the SNIA SCSN-E have knowledge and skill in the storage networking technology domain that cuts across vendor platforms, the ability to design/architect a storage network solution in a multi-vendor environment and has the basic knowledge and skill to implement and manage the solution. In addition to being able to master the three basic functions underlying a storage technology solution, the SCSN-E has expertise in one or more SNIA Certification Partner vendor credentials.

About Spectra Logic Corporation  
Spectra Logic custom-builds innovative backup and archive solutions for secondary storage, to protect data after it migrates from primary disk.  More than 20,000 companies worldwide have implemented Spectra Logic solutions to address tiered storage needs. With Spectra Logic solutions, no single technology is advocated at any customer site.  Instead, Spectra architects a customized blend of software and hardware to create the right solution to meet each customer’s needs. Spectra Logic solutions provide features that are built in, not bolted on, so customers can easily add capacity, encryption, deduplication, energy monitoring, media health reporting, and much more—in the field, when needs change.  Spectra Logic is available 24×7 to provide the best in support, worldwide. Spectra Logic’s corporate headquarters and US-based manufacturing has been located in Boulder, Colorado since the company’s founding in 1979.

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