Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S)
SMI-S standardizes and streamlines storage management functions and features into a common set of tools that address the day-to-day tasks of the IT environment. Read more about published versions of SMI-S. The latest publicly released version of SMI-S is the SMI-S V1.6 SNIA Technical Position.
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Features and Functionality of SMI-S
Initially providing a foundation for identifying the attributes and properties of storage devices, SMI-S now also delivers services such as discovery, security, virtualization, performance, and fault reporting. SMI-S addresses storage management related to:
SMI-S Participating and Conformant Companies
For more information on SMI-S, contact Tom Mancuso, Senior Program Manager, SMI.
Upcoming in 2014 (SMI)