Storage Networking Industry Association

The SNIA is a non-profit global organization dedicated to developing standards and education programs to advance storage and information technology.

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Our collection of educational resources – presentations, white papers, webcasts, tutorials, videos and more are just a click away in the SNIA Educational Library!


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SNIA Emerald™ V4 Taxonomy

The SNIA Emerald™ Taxonomy used by the SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification and the ENERGY STAR® for Data Center Storage Specification is being updated and expanded for use in future revisions of these specifications. SNIA is soliciting review and comment on changes prior to their being incorporated into these specifications. Download here.

Native NVMe-oF Drive Specification Ready for Public Review

The SNIA Object Drive TWG seeks public review of version 1.0k of the Native NVMe-oF Drive Specification which describes the features and functions of a storage device class known as Native NVMe-oF Drives. It includes a taxonomy covering the scope of involved device capabilities.

Watch SDC 2019 Presentations on SNIAVideo

Watch over 100 expert presentations from the conference on persistent memory, computational storage, cloud storage, NVMe-oF, machine learning, SMB, storage networking and more!


Technology Focus Areas

Our areas of focus are well-aligned with both existing and emerging technologies, and with the needs of legacy and of emerging IT infrastructures.
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Blogs, Webcasts & Podcasts


Show Your Persistent Stuff – and Win!
We are announcing the availability of NVDIMM-based Persistent Memory systems for developers along with a programming challenge. Learn how you can develop and test innovative applications or tools that can utilize persistent memory at SNIA's Technology Center.SNIA SSSI Blog


#111: SMB3 Landscape and Directions
by Mathew George, Principal Software Design Engineer, Microsoft, Wen Xin, Software Engineer, Microsoft
SNIA Podcasts


Upcoming Webcast: What Software Defined Storage Means for Storage Networking
Software defined storage, or SDS, is growing in popularity in both cloud and enterprise accounts. But what makes it different from traditional storage arrays? Learn about this and more in this webcast.
SNIA Webcasts


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.

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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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