SMI News

Media Coverage  

October 23, 2015: InformationWeek NETWORKComputing: "Software-Defined Storage: A Deeper Look." Quote: "In this industry, initiatives such as SNIA’s SMIS will provide the common language to talk to newer hardware."

October 6, 2015: "ISO Acceptance of SNIA Storage Management Initiative Spec"

September 17, 2015: SNIA Announces ISO Acceptance of Latest Updates to Its Storage Management Initiative Specification.  Read press release.

May 4, 2015 Blog: "Four Ways Disaster Recovery is Simplified with Storage Management Standards"

April 2, 2013: SNIA Standards and Technology Plugfests improve interoperability. Read press release.

October 16, 2012: SNIA announces SMI-S Conformance Test enhancements. Read press release.

July 5, 2012 Blog: "Getting started with SMI-S on Windows Server 2012." Jeff Goldner, Microsoft, provides instructions. "With the upcoming Windows Server 2012, SMI-S support will be available to all of our server customers."

June, 2012 Blog: "Introduction to SMI-S." Jeff Goldner, Microsoft, explains the basics of SMI-S and reports "What Microsoft is doing with SMI-S." Learn why "Microsoft has become an active participant in the SNIA technical working groups and also in the SMI-Lab plugfests." 

October, 2011 Blog: Windows Server 8: Standards-Based Storage Management.  Jeffrey Snover, Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect for Windows Server, describes how "SCVMM 2012 uses SMI-S to interoperate with a large number of arrays..."

May, 2011  Microsoft hopes storage spec gets a boost under SCVMM 2012. "System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 will use the (SMI-S) standard for integration with data storage infrastructure in private clouds."

Standards News

For SNIA-released versions of SMI-S, see the SMI-S Releases web page.