SNIA Conformance Test Programs

The SNIA suite of Conformance Test Programs (CTP) enables manufacturers to test their standards-based products with vendor-neutral test tools to validate compliance to a specific standard or specification. Once certified, these products can be promoted as being SNIA CTP Conformant.

SNIA conformance testing is vendor independent, industry vetted, and cost-effective, benefiting both vendors and end users.

Vendor/Manufacturer benefits:

  1. Reduced integration costs with partners
  2. Meet customer demand for standards-based solutions

End User/Customer benefits:

  1. Objective testing verified in a vendor-neutral manner
  2. Ensured product conformance to industry standards
  3. Lower cost of ownership
  4. Help to prevent vendor lock-in
  5. Improved interoperability of multi-vendor products

SNIA CTP Portfolio

All SNIA CTP programs provide vendor independent and confidential validation of conformance.

SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative (SMI) Conformance Testing Programs allows manufacturers to test their products with a vendor-neutral test suite to validate conformance to SNIA’s storage management specifications.

SMI-S Conformance Testing Program (SMI-S CTP)

The SMI-S Conformance Test Program provides SMI-Provider testing for software, which manages components of the storage environment using the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S).

SNIA Swordfish™ Conformance Test Program

The SNIA Swordfish™ Conformance Test Program provides conformance testing built on an open source framework for Swordfish service implementations, which manage components of the storage environment using the Swordfish Scalable Storage Management API Specification.

Key Management

The KMIP Conformance Test Program has been retired effective September 1, 2017. No new testing can be scheduled at this time. For results of tests prior to this date, please see: https://www.snia.org/forums/SSIF/kmip/results. Questions? Contact SNIA Executive Director at ed@snia.org.