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Storage Networking Industry Association

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a registered 501(c)(6)non-profit trade association incorporated in December 1997.[1] SNIA has more than 160 unique members, 3,500 active contributing members and over 50,000 IT end users and storage professionals worldwide.  SNIA’s mission is a globally recognized and trusted authority for storage leadership, standards, and technology expertise by leading the storage industry in developing and promoting vendor-neutral architectures, standards, and educational services that facilitate the efficient management, movement and security of information. To learn more visit

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SNIA’s membership community participates in the following storage-related technical working groups:

  • Data Security
  • Dictonary[2]
  • Networked Storage
  • Next Generation Data Center
  • Persistent Memory
  • Physical Storage
  • Power Efficiency Measurement
  • Storage Management[3][4]

SNIA and its technical council maintain a vendor-neutral dictionary and glossary of storage networking, data, and information management terminology.

The SNIA dictionary won an award for publication excellence in 2009 and 2012 from the Business Communications Report.

SNIA is also the organizer the Storage Developers Conference (SDC) and manages a vendor-neutral Technology Center[5] in Colorado Springs, Colorado[6].

SNIA also maintains partnerships with and submits material to other industry standards organizations[7] such as ISO[8], IEC[9], DMTF[10], INCITS[11] T10, T11, IETF[12], IEEE[13].


  1. ^ "5 Top Storage Certifications". Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  2. ^ "SNIA RELEASES ON-LINE TECHNICAL DICTIONARY". HPCwire. 2000-08-11. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  3. ^ "Introduction". Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  4. ^ May 7, Evan Koblentz in Data Centers on; 2018; Pst, 10:42 Am. "How to get started with the Swordfish storage management standard". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  5. ^ Ray (2010-02-11). "SNIA Tech Center Grand Opening – Mystery Storage Contest". Ray On Storage Blog. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  6. ^ HEILMAN, WAYNE. "Storage networking group moves center, but stays in Springs". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  7. ^ Association, Storage Networking Industry (2012-10-16). "SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface Specification Earns ISO/IEC Designation as an International Standard". GlobeNewswire News Room. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  8. ^ "ISO - SNIA - Storage Networking Industry". Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  9. ^ "SNIA'S SMI-S standard adopted by ISO and IEC - News & Analysis - Network Magazine India". Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  10. ^ "SNIA, DMTF and NVM Express Form Strategic Alliance". HPCwire. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  11. ^ "INCITS and The SNIA Team to Standardize Storage Management Interface - INCITS". Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  12. ^ Sankar, Krishna; Jones, Arnold. "Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) Media Types". Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  13. ^ "Storage network backup: Organizational aspects". SearchITChannel. Retrieved 2019-11-26.

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