National SAN Architect Day

National SAN Architect Day | May 3
(Last Updated On: May 2, 2023)


National SAN Architect Day on May 3rd each year recognizes the systems and professionals managing America’s data.


Storage Area Network (SAN) Architects perform the thankless job of managing America’s IT infrastructure. They organize voluminous data networks, handle security, and guard against data breaches. They also make sure payments and invoices go out on time while handling financial resources and ensuring human resources compliance. In short, they are engaged in every aspect of corporate life. And yet there is virtually no acknowledgment of their extensive contributions.

Unknown largely to shareholders, they labor in obscurity, keeping America’s data safe. Corporate management will usually not mention the people who build and maintain their storage area networks unless there is a catastrophic data breach. In all other instances, SAN architects labor in obscurity working for organizations that range from Fortune 500 companies to SMBs and virtually all government agencies – buried behind the walls of the Data Center.


Thank a SAN architect for keeping us safe. Learn more about SAN Architects and the services they provide. Post on social media using #SANArchitectDay.


KCI, Inc. founded National SAN Architect Day in 2015 to recognize the dedicated systems and professionals keeping America’s data and IT infrastructure safe.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on May 3rd, annually.

May 3rd Celebrated History


Two U.S. Army Air Service pilots complete the first nonstop transcontinental flight. Lt. John A. Macready and Lt. Oakley G. Kelly departed from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in a T-2 transport on May 2nd and landed at Rockwell Field, San Diego on May 3rd. The flight took nearly 27 hours and 2,470 miles to complete.


Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman to serve as the director of the United States Mint.


CBS televises the Kentucky Derby for the first time. Hill Gail won the race ridden by Eddie Arcaro with a time of 2:01 3/5. An injury during the race meant that Hill Gail never ran as well again as he did that day.


The first woman to lead the Conservative Party in Great Britain’s Parliament, Margaret Thatcher was also the first woman elected to Prime Minister. She would serve three consecutive terms, eventually resigning before the end of her third term.

May 3rd Celebrated Birthdays

Jacob Riis – 1849

The Danish-American photojournalist documented the poverty of urban living conditions.

Golda Meir – 1898

In 1948, Golda Meir was one of 37 members of the Moetzet HaAm to sign Israel’s Proclamation of Independence. She served in many positions in Israel’s government before becoming its prime minister in 1969.

Bing Crosby – 1903

With charisma and talent, Bing Crosby set out to change entertainment forever. As one of radio and screen’s most beloved crooners, Crosby sang his way into the hearts of his fans. His velvet voice earned him numerous roles in musical films and garnered many awards. Setting the stage for performing artists, Crosby became one of the most popular of the 20th century.

William Inge – 1913

William Inge earned a Pulitzer Prize for his play, Picnic. Depicting small-town Kansas and the fears of failure. Inge would write several Broadway plays which would make it to the big screen including Bus Stop, starring Marilyn Monroe.

Sugar Ray Robinson – 1921

The American professional boxer is widely considered one of the world’s best boxers in history. With four Golden Gloves and 109 knockouts across 173 wins, Robinson gain international fame during his 25-year career.

James Brown – 1933

Universally known as the “Godfather of Soul,” the dynamic American singer-songwriter began his early career with gospel and R&B groups. His flamboyant style, tenacity and talent led him to chart hits. In 1965, Brown won his first Grammy Award for “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” for Best R&B Recording.

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