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New SNIA Technical Work Group to Focus on Computational Storage

Industry-wide interest in solutions and standards to move compute closer to data, promote interoperability of computational storage devices and define interface standards for system deployment, provisioning, management, and security. Learn more.

Leap to SMI-S 1.8.0 rev 3 Storage Management Specification

Whether you’re a software provider or a hardware vendor, it’s time to update to SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) v1.8.0 rev 3. Now a SNIA Technical Position, it can be downloaded here.


New Advanced Storage Certification Exam Now Available

SNIA announces the new Advanced Storage Certification Exam to achieve the new credential of SNIA Certified Information Architect (SCIA). Becoming an (SCIA) demonstrates certification to design, plan, and architect a storage infrastructure of storage transport, back-end storage targets and employ best practices.Learn more.

Technology Communities

Members who volunteer to be part of the many SNIA Technical Work Groups gain in-depth expert knowledge of the standards in development.

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Featured Video

Managing Disk Volumes in Kubernetes: Current Capabilities and Future Opportunities
by Saad Ali, Senior Software Engineer, Google and Nikhil Kasinadhuni, Engineering Director, Cloud Storage, Google

Blogs, Webcasts & Podcasts


Networking Questions for Ethernet Scale-Out Storage
Q&A's from our recent webcast “Networking Requirements for Ethernet Scale-Out Storage,” sponsored by the SNIA Networking Storage Forum (NSF) .


#83: OpenStack Cinder as an SDS API
by Sean McGinnis, Principal Architect, Huawei
SNIA Podcasts


Upcoming Webcast: Virtualization and Storage Networking Best Practices
In this webcast, we will share those insights and lessons learned by discussing common mistakes when setting up storage arrays, configuring adapters for iSCSI or iSER, how to maximize the value of your array and virtualization, and more.
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Upcoming Webcast: Networking Requirements for Hyperconvergence
In this webinar, we’re going to take a look behind the scenes, peek behind the GUI, so to speak. We’ll be talking about what goes on back there, and shine the light behind the bezels.
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Why Become a SNIA Certified Information Architect?
SNIA certifications provide storage professionals with vendor-neutral credentials that demonstrate industry expertise with a broad, big picture skillset that enhance individual product certifications.


SNIA Events

From multi-day conferences to symposia to webcasts, SNIA develops and participates in events across the industry and around the world.

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Certification Programs

The SNIA Storage Networking Certification Program (SNCP) provides a strong foundation of vendor-neutral, systems-level credentials that integrate with and complement individual vendor certifications.

Learn more about the program and the benefits of becoming certified.

Certification Levels


The SNIA certification program was recently ranked by CIO Magazine as a "Top 7 Storage Certification," stating that IT professionals who earn the certification "join an elite group of storage networking professionals at the top of their games."


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