About SNIA

Welcome to SNIA, a not–for–profit global organization, made up of member companies spanning the global storage market. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information.


New SNIA SFF Technology Affiliate Technical Work Group is Launched

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today announced the SFF Committee has transitioned under SNIA as the SFF Technology Affiliate (TA) Technical Work Group (TWG). This group consists of more than 40 industry leading member companies and is growing. It will continue its focus on serving the industry at large and its members by carrying forth the longstanding work efforts that have operated for more than 25 years. Read the full press release here.

SNIA and Evaluator Group Study Reveals Insights into Enterprise Hyperconverged Adoption

Evaluator Group and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today announced the availability of their joint research study “Hyperconverged Use in the Enterprise.” The study ranks common hyperconverged use cases such as infrastructure consolidation, VDI, and data protection and lists the hyperconverged products that enterprises have chosen or were evaluating for these use cases. Study findings and industry discussions on hyperconverged systems are taking place this week during the SNIA Data Storage Innovation Conference, San Mateo, CA, June 13–15th. Read the press release.

Storage Developer Conference Podcast Series

Every week the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) podcast series presents important technical topics to the Storage Developer community. Each episode is hand selected by the SNIA Technical Council from the presentations at SDC.

This week’s highlighted Podcast: Azure File Service: ‘net use’ the cloud by David Goebel, Software Engineer, Microsoft (MP3, PDF of Slides)

Microsoft Azure has provided REST endpoints for blobs, tables, and queues since its inception.  This is an efficient and simple stateless storage API for new applications.  However, there is a very large installed base of mature applications, especially enterprise and vertical, which are written to a conventional file API such as Win32 or the C runtimes.  Azure File Service provides [MS-SMB2] compliant file shares with the same high availability as Azure’s REST endpoints since the backing store for both transient handle state and files data is, under the hood, Azure tables and blobs.  As a bonus, the file share namespace is also exposed via REST, allowing simultaneous and coherent access to file data from both endpoints.  This talk will relate the experience and challenges of designing and implementing a wire compliant continuously available SMB server where the backing store is not even a conventional file system, let alone NTFS. 

The Podcast can be downloaded at iTunes. Download a copy of the original presentation slides as well.

The New SNIA Storage Foundations Certification Exam is Available!

SNIA is pleased to announce the worldwide availability of the new Storage Certification as the Foundational exam within the SNIA Storage Networking Certification Program (SNCP).

The new certification exam will take its place alongside SNIA’s existing credentials in the SNCP and is now available at all Prometric testing centers. The Japanese language version will follow in early March.

For further details about the new SNIA Foundations exam (S10–110) and study materials, please visit here.

SNIA Matters Newsletter

SNIA Matters is SNIA's monthly newsletter that keeps you informed on SNIA announcements, programs, technology news, events, education, and more. Check out the latest edition of SNIA Matters.

Tuesday, August 9 - Thursday, August 11, 2016
Santa Clara, CA USA

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.

SNIA Education and the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative invite colleagues and friends to register for Flash Memory Summit, August 8-11, 2016 at the Santa Clara CA Convention Center.  Use the code “SNIA16” to register online and receive $100 off Full Conference, 3–Day Conference, and One–Day Technical Program registration. Register at http://www.flashmemorysummit.com. Note that the SNIA Education Afternoon on August 8 does not require pre-registration and is complimentary to attendees.  


Three days packed full of seminars, forums, keynotes, and sessions:

  • Half-day seminars on error-correcting codes, PCI Express, NVMe, and introduction to SSDs (Monday, Pre-Conference)
  • Full-day forums on flash memory-based architectures, NVMe and PCIe SSDs, and controllers
  • Half-day forums on enterprise SSDs, enterprise caching, enterprise applications, PCIe power budgets, virtualization, client caching, data centers, and PCIe storage
  • Chat with the Experts
Monday, September 19 - Thursday, September 22, 2016
Santa Clara, CA USA

Why Attend SDC?

Staying current with the latest technology can amount to a lot of dollars and time. Attending SDC is a cost-effective way to acquire training in a host of different areas through tutorials, sessions, Keynote speakers, and the opportunity to participate in the SMB2/SMB3 or Cloud Interoperability plugfest. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the experts all in one place.

Who Should Attend?

Storage software and hardware developers, storage product and solution architects, storage software engineers, product managers, storage product quality assurance engineers, product line CTOs, storage product customer support engineers, and in–house IT development staff.

Sunday, November 13 - Friday, November 18, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT


Underdeveloped areas of the world have new access to clean water and sanitation…Coastal cities are evacuated before hurricanes claim lives…A new drug offers hope for patients with the early stages of Alzheimer’s…A new helmet keeps a child safe while playing football…HPC matters because HPC is powering revolutionary advances in quality of life – for everyone.

In 2016 SC returns to beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah – a vibrant city with a breathtaking alpine backyard that combines metro and mountain. This metropolitan area of over one million people is adjacent to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, and easy to get to from anywhere in the world. The Salt Lake City International Airport, rated #1 for on-time arrivals and departures year after year, is just an 8-minute ride to downtown Salt Lake and its convention district. The convention district’s fare-free transit zone, with easy access to TRAX light-rail and buses, makes getting around Salt Lake City simple and affordable.