Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S)
The Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) is a standard that has been developed by the SNIA Storage Management Initiative (SMI), its “Member Companies,” and the SNIA’s Technical Working Groups (TWGs) in association with additional standards and technical bodies strategically aligned with the SNIA.
- ~NEW~ Read the SMI-S Getting Started Guide (hosted at WS website).
This guide describes the high-level development steps and available resources needed to create an SMI implementation.
- Read press release (9/17/15): "SNIA Announces ISO Acceptance of Latest Updates to Its SMI Spec (SMI-S)."
- Read a Blog (5/4/15): "Four Ways Disaster Recovery is Simplified with Storage Management Standards."
Features and Functionality of SMI-S
Initially providing a foundation for identifying the attributes and properties of storage devices, SMI-S now also delivers services such as discovery, security, virtualization, performance, and fault reporting. SMI-S addresses storage management related to:
Hardware Devices: SMI-S Providers
SMI-S Clients (software)
SMI-S Participating and Conformant Companies
For more information on SMI-S, contact Tom Mancuso, Senior Program Manager, SMI.