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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.

Save the Date: Annual Members’ Meeting Conference Call — October 13th (8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PT)

You are cordially invited and encouraged to participate in our Annual All Members Meeting. Mark your calendar: Thursday, October 13th at 8:00am - 9:00am Pacific Time. (click here to add call details to your calendar)

Voting Member Company Representatives are specifically requested to dial–in, or, arrange for a proxy company representative (quorum required).

Teleconference/WebEx coordinates:

  1. Go to: snia2.webex.com
  2. Click on the meeting name: SNIA Annual Members Meeting
  3. Type in your name, email address, and meeting password (2016)
  4. Click "Join Now"
  5. If you are calling in using VoIP then click on “Call Using Computer” or “Use the Internet”
  6. If you are calling in using a phone then click on “I will Call In”.  This will display the phone number, access code and Attendee ID number you need to use to join the meeting. Once you have this information:
    1. Dial the Toll Number: 415-655-0002
    2. Enter the meeting access code 666 198 813#
    3. When asked for Attendee ID number just press the <Attendee ID> followed by ‘#’.


New SNIA Swordfish™ Specification Enables Easy-to-use Storage Management Solutions for the Modern Data Center

SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative (SMI) announced the completion of Version 1.0 of the SNIA Swordfish™ storage management specification. This specification extends the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Redfish application programming interface (API) to handle the management of storage equipment and storage services found in modern data centers. Read the full release here.

Storage Developer Conference Podcast Series

This week’s highlighted Podcast: #21: OpenStack Swift On File: User Identity For Cross Protocol Access Demystified by Dean Hildebrand, IBM Master Inventor and Manager,IBM, and Sasikanth Eda, Software Engineer,IBM (MP3, PDF of Slides)

Swift on File enables the swift object store hosted over clustered file system to have file as well as object access for the same data. Such multi protocol access enables various use-cases where data can be ingested via object and processed for analytics over file protocols (SMB/NFS/POSIX). In another manifestation, data can be accessed or shared by the user interchangeable via different protocols enabling user data sync n share across protocols.

For some of these use-cases, there is a strong need to have common User Identity management across object and file protocols so that one can leverage the underlying common file system features like quota management per user or group, per user/group placement policies on data or even have common authorisation across file and object . In order to achieve this, the approaches need to ensure that objects created by an user via Swift is associated with the user's user ID (UID) and group ID (GID) which is same when the object is accessed by that user via file protocols like NFS/SMB/POSIX (where typically the ID's are stored in a centrally ID mapping server like Microsoft AD or LDAP).

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.

Sunday, December 4 - Friday, December 9, 2016
Boston, MA

LISA is the annual vendor-neutral meeting place for the wider system administration community. The LISA16 program addresses the overlap and differences between traditional and modern IT operations and engineering, and offers a highly curated program around three topics: architectureculture, and engineering.