Storage Networking Industry Association

What Does Storage Networking Industry Association Mean?

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a nonprofit trade association of storage media producers and consumers which was incorporated in December of 1997, dedicated to making storage networks as a complete and trusted solution throughout the IT industry. SNIA works towards this by sponsoring and forming technical work groups, conferences and by promoting vendor neutrality.

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Techopedia Explains Storage Networking Industry Association

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a nonprofit trade association the specializes in the field of storage and information management solutions. It was incorporated in 1997 and is dedicated to developing and promoting standards and technologies that empower organizations in information management. Its technology center and headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and it has seven other regional affiliates across the globe.

To further their goals in the promotion and development of storage technology, SNIA produced the Data Storage Innovation (DSI) conference and the Storage Developer’s Conference (SDC), as well as the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) which is aimed at promoting solid-state storage technologies. SNIA has created the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), in which it also provides its members with the testing and validation for conformance to the specification.

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