May 2021
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New White Paper: Optimizing NVMe® over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™)

Comparing Performance of Different Transports with Host Factors using Synthetic & Real-World Workloads
Read White Paper Here

SMI-S v1.8.0 rev 5 Now an ISO Standard

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has approved the SNIA Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) v1.8.0 rev 5 as ISO/IEC 24775:2021. The specification was first approved as an ISO standard in 2002. Today, SMI-S has been implemented in over 1,350 storage products that provide access to common storage management functions and features. SNIA believes SMI-S 1.8 rev 5 is the best version of the specification and should be adopted worldwide.
“When a SNIA standard becomes ISO-approved, every country in the world has access to it along with confidence it will work well with solutions in the marketplace,” said Don Deel, SNIA SMI Technical Work Group (TWG) Chair. “Congratulations to everyone in the SMI TWG who helped make this happen!”
All eight SMI-S v1.8.0 rev 5 books are now published and available on the ISO website here.

SNIA PM+CS Summit Content Now Live!

Missed our great Persistent Memory + Computational Storage Summit last month?  Now you can dive – or dip- into the content you want to experience in 25 sessions from 24 SNIA Compute Memory, and Storage Initiative members and colleagues.
Read our new blog and get started!

New SNIA Swordfish Conformance Testing Program

The SNIA Storage Management Initiative is excited to announce the public launch of the SNIA Swordfish Conformance Testing Program (CTP). Through its set of test suites, the CTP validates that a company's products conform to a specific version of the Swordfish specification. The program provides end users with the peace of mind of avoiding single vendor lock in. Additionally, all program participants’ submissions have been objectively validated by a vendor-neutral party to ensure compliance with the storage management protocol. End users benefit from increased multi-vendor interoperability and lower cost of ownership. Storage software developer companies gain a valuable resource to reduce integration costs with their partners and meet customer demand for standards-based solutions.
Please visit and join the new Swordfish CTP program today.

New SSD Endurance Calculator Online

SSDs have finite endurance which varies greatly. With the new SNIA Endurance Calculator it can be accurately measured and estimated with a few simple equations. Check out the new Endurance of NVMe, SAS, and SATA SSDs page prepared by the SNIA SSD Special Interest Group for the calculator and an explanatory white paper.

Geek Out on Selecting an NVMe-oF Ethernet Transport

NVMe® over Fabrics offers several transport choices for Ethernet datacenter networks. In this featured video you’ll learn selection criteria between the different transport options, including dependencies on and the impact of supporting the Ethernet network infrastructure. SNIA storage experts also share a test suite and associated metrics of the selected transports to help understand relative performance under different workload characteristics.
Geek Out Here
Featured Video

PM+CS Summit 2021: Opening Remarks and State of the Union

By Jim Pappas, SNIA Board of Directors, Intel

State of the Computational Storage Market - A Supplier's View

By Scott Shadley, Co-Chair, SNIA Computational Storage Technical Work Group, NGD Systems
Featured Events

Storage Developer Conference Across the Globe

SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference (SDC) is virtually spanning the globe in 2021 with events from the U.S., India and EMEA. Check out the calls for speaking opportunities and sponsorships.

SDC EMEA (Virtual) June 8 – Call for Presentations and Sponsors

SDC India (Virtual) Aug. 5 – Call for Presentations and Sponsors

SDC US (Virtual) Sept. 28-29 – Call for Presentations and Sponsors
Featured Blog

Here’s what SNIA has been blogging about:

Continuing to Refine and Define Computational Storage
An interview with the authors of the Computational Storage Architecture and Programming Model technical document.

A Q&A on NVMe-oF Performance Hero Numbers

Continuous Delivery Software Development Q&A

Q&A Cloud Analytics Takes Flight
Featured Podcast

The Future of Accessing Files Remotely from Linux: SMB3.1.1 Client Status Update 

by Steven French, Microsoft 
SNIA is pleased to welcome the following new members:


Los Alamos National Laboratory
Check out the top reasons to join SNIA in our Membership Infographic and see the full list of SNIA Members here.
Upcoming Webcasts
Security of Data on NVMe over Fabrics, The Armored Truck Way
May 12, 2021
Claudio DeSanti, Dell Technologies; Nishant Lodha, Marvell; John Kim, NVIDIA; Hrishikesh Sathawane, Samsung; Eric Hibbard, Samsung
NVMe over Fabrics is poised to be the one of the most dominant transports of the future and securing and validating the vast amounts of data that would traverse this fabric is not just prudent, but paramount. Join the webcast to hear Industry experts discuss current and future strategies to secure and protect mission critical data.
Data Movement and Computational Storage - A Panel Discussion
May 18, 2021
Eli Tiomkin, Chair, SNIA Computational Storage SIG; Cameron Brett, KIOXIA; David McIntyre, Samsung
This panel discussion will feature industry experts discussing the different approaches to distributed analytics in the network and storage nodes. How do the storage providers of HDDs and SSDs view the data creation and movement between the edge, compute, and the cloud? And how can computational storage be a solution to reduce data movement?
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