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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.

SNIA Announces Leadership Team for 2016

Following the September Board of Directors and Technical Council (TC) elections with results announced during the Annual Members' Meeting on October 8th find presentation here, both the Board and TC met in the Colorado Springs HQ/Technology Center on October 13-14 and elected their officers for the term of October 2015 through September of 2016. These include:

Board of Directors:

  • David Dale (NetApp) - Re-elected Chairman
  • Jim Pappas (Intel) - Elected Vice-Chairman
  • Thomas Rivera (Hitachi Data Systems) - Elected Secretary
  • Al Zmyslowski - (Fujitsu America) - Re-elected Treasurer

Along with Wayne Adams (EMC) - Chairman Emeritus and Leo Leger (SNIA) - Executive Director, these six will constitute the SNIA Executive Committee. Jim Williams of Oracle was elected as a new Board Member. See profiles of the 2016 Board.

Technical Council:

  • Mark Carlson (Toshiba) - Elected Chairman (Mark will also serve as a Non-Voting Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Bill Martin (Samsung Electronics) - Elected Vice Chairman

See profiles of the 2016 Technical Council here.

Best of luck and thank you for your service to SNIA and our industry.

Plan to Participate: Annual Members' Symposium (San Jose, January 19-22)

The 2016 SNIA Annual Members' Symposium will take place at the Westin San Jose (formerly the Sainte Claire Hotel). Forums, Initiatives, Committees, and Work Groups are assembling an Agenda of topics and sessions that will be made available at a later date. Meanwhile, click here to register. You will also find hotel reservation information with a special group rate of only $169/night while rooms remain available. See for more information.

See you in January.

Mark your Calendar - Fourth NVM Summit on January 20th

Led by the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI), our Fourth NVM Summit, currently planned to be themed Convergence of Storage and Memory – Developing the Needed Ecosystem will be co-located with the Annual Members' Symposium in San Jose on January 20th. Underwritten again this year by the SSSI and Intel, attendance for qualified attendees is complimentary. Be certain to register ASAP as there is a seating capacity limit and this one-day event has proven to be a "standing-room only" success in previous years - attended by member and other vendor representatives, analysts and media. Register here.

The Agenda for this year's Summit is being finalized. Find the Agendas and Presentations form last year and previous NVM Summits here.

View the General Sessions from SDC via On-Demand Webcast 

2015 was another successful year for Storage Developer Conference, and offered a huge amount of terrific content. The presentations will be available to the public in December, and in the meantime, you can view the General Sessions from the third day of the 2015 Storage Developer Conference via on-demand webcast.

Download or View Presentations from SNIA's Data Storage Security Summit 

Attendees from the recent Data Storage Security Summit learned about the current state of storage security. View the content yourself by downloading the Summit presentations here.  In addition, you can view the General Sessions via on-demand webcast

SNIA Revamps its Recognition Program and Opens its Call for Nominations

SNIA has revised its Recognition Program to select and recognize the contributions of its members in 2015. Honoress will be announced and recognized at an evening reception on January 20th as part of the Annual Members' Symposium in San Jose. Revamped categories and a new nominations process are being introduced for this year's program. Find information as well as the nominations instructions and on-line form.

Find information on last year's and past Honorees here.

Please take a few minutes to participate in the nominations process - its so important that our valuable and leading volunteers be recognized for their efforts.

DSI to be in San Mateo, June 13 -15 - Call for Presentations Now Open

The third annual Data Storage Innovation Conference (DSI) will be held at the Marriott San Mateo June 13-15, 2016. Mark your calendar now and find information on this upcoming event including last year's Agenda and downladable presentations at

With a deadline to respond of February 5th, get a jump on responding to our Call for Presentations in order to be considered for a session in our Agenda. Learn more here.

Your company may also want to line up a sponsorship of this popular conference and you can find our sponsorship information and entitlements at download the DSI 2016 Sponsorship Brochure here.

The CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA Certification Will be Retired on January 15, 2016

Read more details here.


Tuesday, December 1 - Thursday, December 3, 2015
Santa Clara, CA USA

SDI provides a unified approach to managing very large datacenters that have thousands of servers and storage devices, supporting petabytes or exabytes of data, and providing data services to thousands, or even millions, of users worldwide.

Monday, January 4 - Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Learn the latest on hyperscale and cloud storage and its impact on your business. Find out how the internet of things will impact your digital storage needs and hierarchy.Explore the latest information on the rapidly evolving digital storage technology that will change your life.  Develop your vision of storage for the next ... years

Tuesday, January 19 - Friday, January 22, 2016
San Jose, CA USA

Don't miss SNIA Annual Members' Symposium where you and your colleagues can join together for networking, working group meetings, informative keynote sessions, and other unique programs designed for SNIA members.

Monday, February 22 - Thursday, February 25, 2016
Santa Clara, CA USA

The 14th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '16) brings together storage-system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. The program committee will interpret "storage systems" broadly; everything from low-level storage devices to information management is of interest. The conference will consist of technical presentations, including refereed papers, Work-in-Progress (WiP) reports, poster sessions, and tutorials.

Tuesday, April 19 - Thursday, April 21, 2016
Santa Clara, CA USA

The conference will cover areas like Develop Private Clouds, Use Public Clouds Effectively, Create Scalable, Cost-Effective Data Centers, Cut Power and Cooling Costs and so on. The conference will be focusing on connecting with the top leaders of the industry.