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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.


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: Remote Access to Ultra-low-latency Storage by Tom Talpey, Architect, Microsoft (MP3, PDF of Slides)

A new class of ultra-low latency storage is emerging, including Persistent Memory (PM), as well as advanced nonvolatile storage technologies such as NVMe. The SNIA NVM TWG has been exploring these technologies and has more recently prepared a white paper for requirements of remotely utilizing such devices. Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), arbitrated by file and block storage protocols, is a clear choice for this access, but existing RDMA and storage protocol implementations incur latency overheads which impact the performance of the solution. And while raw fabric block protocols can address latency overheads, they do not address data integrity, management and sharing.

This talk explores the issues, and outlines a pathfinding effort to make small, natural extensions to RDMA and upper layer storage protocols to reduce these latencies to acceptable, minimal levels, while preserving the many advantages of the storage protocols they extend.

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.