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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 Early Bird Registration Discount Ends on May 1st! 

SNIA's Data Storage Innovation Conference will be held in San Mateo, CA from June 13-15. It will be the destination for IT professionals interested in the latest data storage trends and technologies. 

Register before May 1st to take advantage of the Early Bird discount and receive $100 off of the regular registration rate. 

View the DSI 2016 agenda.

Storage Developer Conference Call for Presentations Now Open - Deadline May 5th

SNIA is seeking storage development professionals willing to share their knowledge and experience by making a presentation at Storage Developer Conference (SDC). 

Produced since 1998, SDC continues to be the only event created by storage developers for storage developers. SDC is a 4-day technical industry event designed for a variety of storage technologists at various levels from developers to architects to product managers and more.

Learn more about submitting a presentation abstract. The deadline to submit is May 5th. 

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: The NVDIMM Cookbook: A Soup-to-Nuts Primer on Using NVDIMMs to Improve Your Storage Performance, by Jeff Chang, VP Marketing and Business Development, AgigA Tech; Arthur Sainio, Senior Director Marketing, Smart Modular (MP3, PDF of Slides)

Non-Volatile DIMMs, or NVDIMMs, have emerged as a go-to technology for boosting performance for next generation storage platforms. The standardization efforts around NVDIMMs have paved the way to simple, plug-n-play adoption. If you're a storage developer who hasn't yet realized the benefits of NVDIMMs in your products, then this session is for you! We will walk you through a soup-to-nuts description of integrating NVDIMMs into your system, from hardware to BIOS to application software. We'll highlight some of the "knobs" to turn to optimize use in your application as well as some of the "gotchas" encountered along the way. 
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what an NVDIMM is.
  • Understand why an NVDIMM can improve your system performance.
  • Understand how to integrate an NVDIMM into your system.

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.

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.


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


Come learn and be inspired at Interop, where you will find face-to-face education and practical insight on core IT infrastructure and the technologies that hang off the network, and also get access to the solutions providers you need. Register today with code SNIA20 and save 20% on a 5-Day Pass!

Wednesday, May 11 - Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Wednesday, May 11 - Friday, May 13, 2016
Tokyo, Japan

Data storage and the EXPO (DSE), is a professional exhibition essential storage solutions to manage and protect the vast amounts of information to exhibitors under one roof. Every year a large number of companies in the information systems department, network management department, government / public agency, responsible person and the person in charge of research and development department of the medical institutions and visitors, we are exhibitors and active negotiations, orders.

Thursday, May 26 - Friday, May 27, 2016
Bangalore, India

Why Attend SDC India?

Staying current with the latest technology can amount to a lot of cost and time. Attending SDC India is a cost-effective way to acquire technical understanding in a host of different areas through tutorials, sessions, Keynote speakers, and plugfests. 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.

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

SNIA’s Data Storage Innovation Conference (DSI), taking place in San Mateo, CA, June 13-15, 2016, is for systems administrators, technical managers, systems engineers, and implementers from both the enterprise customer and vendor communities who are seeking a  storage and IT solutions–focused conference.

DSI sessions will identify challenges you frequently face while offering practical solutions from leading and innovative end users, vendors, and consultants. The agenda covers 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, Memory Class Storage, Object Storage, Storage Security and more.

View the DSI agenda here.