Join the Storage Management Initiative (SMI)

All fees effective December 1, 2020

SMI Annual Membership Fee

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Member Fee $5,000 US
"Start-up" Member Fee $1,000 US

SMI Benefits include:

  • SMI Membership Voting privileges
  • Participate in building the SMI Roadmap
  • Participate in SMI committees
  • Eligible to Run for SMI Governing Board - (One seat per company)
  • Participate in Market Requirements Process
  • Inclusion in all SMI Program Press Releases where applicable
  • Logo Placement on select SMI Collateral

SM Lab Annual Participation Fee

(SMI membership required to participate)

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Lab Provider/Service Developer Participant (Revenue greater than $600M+) $25,000 US
Lab Provider/Service Developer Participant (Revenue greater $150M to $600M) $20,000 US
Lab Provider/Service Developer Participant (Revenue greater $20M to $150M) $15,000 US
Lab Provider/Service Developer Participant (Revenue greater $0M to $20M) $11,000 US
Infrastructure Developer Participant (Any revenue range) $15,000 US
Storage Client Fee (Any revenue range) $10,000 US
Storage "Start-up" Fee (Revenue less than $10M/year AND in business less than 4 years) $4,000 US

SM Lab Benefits include:

  • Access members' pre-release versions of provider software (when made available)
  • Access to members' storage developers through online access, conference calls and and face-to-face meetings
  • Ability to participate in all SM Lab activities supported by the SMI, including all SM Lab plugfests and events
  • Hosting of development program hardware and/or software at the SNIA Technology Center
  • Use of up to two (2) SNIA Technology Center hosted virtual machines for SMI-S or Swordfish development and interoperability testing
  • Remote VPN access to the SM Lab network and vendor-supported devices housed within the SM Lab
  • Access to pre-release versions of the SMI-S Conformance Tests for "unofficial" testing purposes only. Note this Agreement does not include SMI Conformance Testing Program (CTP) fees.
  • Limited SNIA Technology Center technical support

Conformance Testing Program Subscription Fee (SMI CTP)

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SMI-S CTP Subscriber $15,000 US
SMI-S CTP Maintenance Subscriber $7,500 US
SMI-S CTP Subscriber (non-SNIA member) $25,000 US
Swordfish CTP Subscriber (Note 1) $5,000
Swordfish CTP Subscriber (non-SNIA member) (Note 1) $10,000 US

CTP Benefits include:

  • Access to the Official SMI-S CTP Tests for a Release
  • An SMI Webpage for the applicant with reference to SMI-S CTP Conforming products
  • Inclusion in all SMI-S CTP Press Releases where applicable