Storage Networking Industry Association

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The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is an association of producers and consumers of computer data storage networking products. It is a registered 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association incorporated in December 1997.[1] Its members are dedicated to "ensuring that storage networks become complete and trusted solutions across the IT community".

The SNIA works towards this goal by forming and sponsoring technical work groups, by producing the Storage Developers Conference (SDC) and Data Storage Innovation (DSI) conferences, by building and maintaining a vendor neutral Technology Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and by promoting activities that expand the breadth and quality of the storage networking market.

The Conformance Testing Program (CTP) is an integral step towards bringing third party standards conformance to the storage networking marketplace.[2]

The SNIA is behind the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI), an initiative promoting solid-state storage.

The group maintains a glossary of storage networking, data, and information management terminology.[3] The dictionary production team won an award for publication excellence in 2009 and 2012 from the Business Communications Report.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Rouse, Margaret (12 Jan 2012). "Storage Networking Industry Association". TechTarget. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "SMI-S CTP Home Page". Storage Networking Industry Association. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ "The 2016 SNIA Dictionary: A glossary of storage networking, data, and information management terminology". Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "The 2009 APEX Awards" (PDF). 15 June 2009. p. 29. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "The 2012 APEX Awards" (PDF). 15 June 2012. p. 28. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 

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