Join the Storage Management Initiative (SMI)

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 voting 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 $25,000 US
Lab Infrastructure Developer Participant $10,000 US
Lab Storage Client Participant $10,000 US
Lab Storage "Start-up" Participant (Clients/Vendors) $4,000 US

SM Lab Benefits include:

  • Access members' pre-release versions of provider software (when made available)
  • Access to participating 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 Lab's co-location facility in Colorado
  • Use of up to two (2) hosted virtual machines for Swordfish development and interoperability testing - Additional VMs available
  • Remote VPN access to the SM Lab network and vendor-supported devices housed within the SM Lab
  • Full access to Swordfish Conformance Test Program

Swordfish Conformance Testing Program Subscription Fees

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Swordfish CTP Subscriber $10,000 US
Swordfish CTP Subscriber (non-SNIA member) $15,000 US

CTP Benefits include:

  • Access to the Official Swordfish CTP Tests for a Release
  • Public listing on of the vendor's Swordfish CTP Conforming products
  • Inclusion in all Swordfish CTP Press Releases (where applicable)