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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.

Data Storage Innovation Conference: Call for Presentations Deadline Extended to February 26th

Taking place in San Mateo on June 13-15, DSI will provide insights into new technology areas such as software–defined storage, cloud, big data, cold storage, and persistent memory, along with many other aspects of data management and network–connected storage.

SNIA is seeing presentation proposals on the latest in actual deployment blueprints, ground-breaking implementations, real world case studies, and best practices. The deadline is February 26th. Get more information on submitting 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 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.

Classes Now Being Held for SNIA's New Certification Exam

There are now two classes available to help you gain a solid understanding of storage networking technologies and better prepare yourself to take the SNIA Storage Foundations (S10-110) exam. Attend the class in San Jose on January 20-22, or in Colorado Springs on March 7-11. Click here for more details on these courses.

The SNIA Storage Foundation exam replaces the previous CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA exam (SGO-001).

SNIA’s New IP Policy Version 4.0

On September 18, 2015, the SNIA Board of Directors approved a new IP Policy to further clarify the IP Policy for reasonableness, injunctive relief, and patent exchange and transfer, to further specify SNIA’s policies and reflect recent case rulings and best practices for IP licensing arrangements within the information communication technology (ICT) industries.

This new policy is SNIA’s IP Policy Version 4.0, which replaces the previous IP Policy v3.0 and will become effective on April 4, 2016. Located on the SNIA web site, you will find the following: V4.0 Policy, Redlined v3.0-v4.0 policy, a Frequently Asked Questions document, and a document summarizing the changes.

2015 Storage Developer Conference Presentations Now Available for Download

For those of you who did not attend SDC 2015, or, for attendees that want to revisit the presentations from the conference, they are now available for public download.

Download the presentations on topics such as Solid State Storage, File Systems, Cloud Storage, SMB2/SMB3, SMR, Persistent Memory, and more.

Tuesday, February 16 - Thursday, February 18, 2016
Santa Clara, CA USA

Container World is the only event to present case studies from Business Decision Makers and IT Ops Heads, as well as DevOps Leads and Engineers from the technical teams rolling out container technology in practice. Unlike vendor led events, Container World gives an agnostic platform for established and startup technology providers. It is a true ecosystem event, addressing the strategic implications of containers and the associated trends as they disrupt the cloud market.

There is a revolution taking place within enterprise IT at the moment and it is not only development teams who are grasping the magic brought by open source container technology. IT Ops teams are hungry for more knowledge and case studies demonstrating how containers bring scalability, allow more apps to be run on the same old servers and programs to be moved from one platform to the next easily.

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

FAST '16

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.

Wednesday, April 13 - Thursday, April 14, 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. 

Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6, 2016
Las Vegas, NV


SNIA Members: Receive 20% off of Interop Las Vegas registration with code SNIA20.

Join IT pros for five days of technical hands-on training and see the world of IT come to life.  At Interop you'll zero in on the network and infrastructure, which are absolutely crucial to the rapid technology disruption in the ever-changing world of security, the digital transformation of industry, the interconnection of devices, and the changing demands on IT.

Come find face-to-face education and practical insight on core IT infrastructure and the technologies that hang off the network, and get access to the solutions providers you need. From the keynotes to the session content to the show floor to the evening activities, we help your company make the hardcore and difficult decisions in order to optimize, profit from, and react to the transformation of our industry. 

Monday, June 13 - Wednesday, June 15, 2016
San Mateo, CA

The DSI Conference is for decision-makers, technology implementers, and those expected to recognize, influence, and support data storage innovation as actual production solutions.  DSI is owned and produced by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and is being specifically differentiated from SNIA’s long-running Storage Developer Conference (SDC). What Will I Learn at DSI?DSI’s agenda will cover a range of topics including Big Data Infrastructure, Cloud Storage, Data and Storage Management, Data Security and Identity Management, Distributed Storage, Free/Open Source Software, Green and Energy Efficient IT, Object Storage, Storage Security and more. The 2016 agenda details will be coming soon. In the meantime, you can view the 2015 agenda to get an idea of what to expect.