About SNIA

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.


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: SMB 3.1.1 Update by Greg Kramer, Sr. Software Engineer, Microsoft, and Dan Lovinger, Principle Software Engineer, Microsoft (MP3, PDF of Slides)

The SMB3 ecosystem continues to grow with the introduction of new clients and server products, a growing deployment base, and new generations of networking technologies. This talk covers the changes to the SMB3 protocol in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, the design considerations, and how the changes will affect both protocol implementers and customers. The challenges and performance of 100Gb Ethernet and RDMA solutions on the next-generation Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) will be presented for the first time.

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, 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.

Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29, 2016
Portland, Oregon

Hosted by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and jointly sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the tenth annual Alliance Partner Technical Symposium will be held Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, 2016. Led by DMTF's VP of Alliances, John Leung, this year's event offers meetings focused on technical topics and addresses the technical work of interest to each of the DMTF’s Alliance Partners

Alliance Partner organizations represented:

  • China Communications Standards Association (CCSA)
  • Object Management Group - Cloud Standards Customer Council (OMG-CSCC)
  • Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
Tuesday, August 9 - Thursday, August 11, 2016
Santa Clara, CA USA

The Flash Memory Summit is the only place where you will hear the people making these products happen! Network with companies and people that will create the next generation of hardware and software at the Flash Memory Summit.



Three days packed full of seminars, forums, keynotes, and sessions:

  • Half-day seminars on error-correcting codes, PCI Express, NVMe, and introduction to SSDs (Monday, Pre-Conference)
  • Full-day forums on flash memory-based architectures, NVMe and PCIe SSDs, and controllers
  • Half-day forums on enterprise SSDs, enterprise caching, enterprise applications, PCIe power budgets, virtualization, client caching, data centers, and PCIe storage
  • Chat with the Experts
Monday, September 19 - Thursday, September 22, 2016
Santa Clara, CA USA

Why Attend SDC?

Staying current with the latest technology can amount to a lot of dollars and time. Attending SDC is a cost-effective way to acquire training in a host of different areas through tutorials, sessions, Keynote speakers, and the opportunity to participate in the SMB2/SMB3 or Cloud Interoperability plugfest. 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.

Sunday, November 13 - Friday, November 18, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT


Underdeveloped areas of the world have new access to clean water and sanitation…Coastal cities are evacuated before hurricanes claim lives…A new drug offers hope for patients with the early stages of Alzheimer’s…A new helmet keeps a child safe while playing football…HPC matters because HPC is powering revolutionary advances in quality of life – for everyone.

In 2016 SC returns to beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah – a vibrant city with a breathtaking alpine backyard that combines metro and mountain. This metropolitan area of over one million people is adjacent to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, and easy to get to from anywhere in the world. The Salt Lake City International Airport, rated #1 for on-time arrivals and departures year after year, is just an 8-minute ride to downtown Salt Lake and its convention district. The convention district’s fare-free transit zone, with easy access to TRAX light-rail and buses, makes getting around Salt Lake City simple and affordable.