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NetApp is an active participant in many standards bodies and industry associations, with the goals of driving industry technology directions, extending our technology innovation into standards bodies to ensure that emerging standards meet our business and architectural requirements, demonstrating to our customers and partners our commitment to interoperability and an open systems infrastructure.

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Jan 28, 2014 NetApp continues long-term commitment of USENIX’s FAST in 2014
At the 12th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), NetApp once again leads efforts as a platinum sponsor delivering one co-authored paper and NetApp’s Keith Smith will be speaking at this four-day conference located in San Jose,...
Jan 22, 2014 “The Future of Data” with Hadoop Founder breaks attendance record for The Hive’s Big Data Think Tank hosted at NetApp HQ
NetApp and the Hive’s most recent Big Data Think Tank featured 'The Future of Data' with Doug Cutting, Chief Architect of Cloudera and Founder of Hadoop. NetApp hosted over 375 internal and external attendees on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 6 PM...
Jan 19, 2014 2014 Data Center Trends and Delivering A Cloud Architecture - Both topics presented at Cloud Expo Europe
Cloud Expo Europe – a busy, buzzing and energetic event…and both David Dale and Alex McDonald will be presenting and representing SNIA and SNIA Europe at this event.  NetApp is a Premier sponsor of this event in addition to sponsoring...

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Feb 5, 2014 NetApp’s Alex McDonald received Volunteer of the Year award from Storage Networking Industry Association
At the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Annual Members Symposium in January, NetApp’s Alex McDonald received SNIA's 2013 Volunteer of the Year award for his outstanding contribution. This award is given to the one individual who,...
Feb 5, 2014 NetApp’s Gilda Foss received Key Contributor award from the Ethernet Alliance
At the Ethernet Alliance’s annual members meetings in January, NetApp’s Industry representative and Ethernet Alliance Board member, Gilda Foss, was given a “Key Contributor Award” for her outstanding contribution work in the...
Jan 17, 2014 Gilda Foss re-elected to SNIA Solid State Storage Governing Board
NetApp’s Gilda Foss has been re-elected to the 2014 Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) Governing Board as the Business Development Chair. This initiative is dedicated to fostering the growth and...

Standards and Industry Technology Articles

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Jan 30, 2014 Take your Datacenter into the Future with SMB 3.0
As a member of SNIA's Ethernet Storage Forum, John Reed writes about Taking your Datacenter into the future with SMB 3.0 - A First Class Storage Protocol for Windows EnvironmentsTHE MARKET HAS SPOKEN: Ethernet is the de-facto IT fabric standard around...
Jan 8, 2014 The Wireless Win - Ethernet Alliance Board of Directors member, Gilda Foss
LET’S FACE IT -- the world needs more bandwidth speed when it comes to our networks. Whether it’s on a government level, or within various corporations, or inside your very own home or enterprise, this need blatantly exists. We all want...
Dec 17, 2013 Flash Changes Everythig, Some Things - Dale Wickizer, CTO US Public Sector speaks to CIO Magazine
Dale Wickizer, Chief Technology Officer, NetApp U.S. Public Sector writes about how Flash changes everything.   Government agencies almost by definition are at the forefront of the big  data challenges facing all large enterprises. How to...



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Jon Benedict – Captain KVM

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Apr 17, 2014 Strategy for Utilizing Scale Out Storage for Cloud & Virtualization Platforms
Hi folks, I’m finishing up my week at Red Hat Summit, sitting in a coffee shop in downtown San Francisco. I spent the week in customer meetings, pulling booth duty, showing demos, and presenting a handful of sessions.. And here … Continue reading...

Dave Dale - Standards Watch

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Oct 23, 2013 Havana, the latest OpenStack release, now available
Right on schedule, the OpenStack Foundation last week announced that the latest release (Havana) has gone live.  Check out the press release here.     As usual the marketing folks at the OpenStack Foundation have done a stellar job...

David Slik - Objects in Context

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Mar 27, 2014 2014W10-13 - New CDMI Resources on the Web
New CDMI-related resources and news for calendar week 10-13 of 2014: Article - Object Storage suppliers: Bikers? Dentists? Or Biker Dentists?Article - IBM 云存储与 CDMI(云数据管理接口)Article - IaaS Interoperability Impacts SaaSArticle - Iron Mountain on What's in...

Gilda Foss – Absolute Evangelist

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Jan 27, 2014 NetApp CTO, Jay Kidd, presents at SNIA's Storage Industry Summit
  NetApp’s CTO, Jay Kidd, is a featured speaker at Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) 2014 Storage Industry Summit on Tuesday, January 28, in San Jose, CA.  SNIA’s one–day Summit is themed “The Future of...


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Apr 16, 2014 Lab Validation of Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.1
This lab validation report by industry analyst ESG explores how NetApp clustered Data ONTAP can help organizations create a highly efficient and scalable data storage environment that supports a shared IT infrastructure foundation. ESG Lab combined...



Industry Events


  • SNIA SMB Webcast
  • Storage Defined Networking 2013
  • SNIA SMI Plugfest hosted at NetApp


NetApp leads various groups within the Storage Networking Industry Association, namely the Analytics & Big Data, Cloud Storage, Ethernet Storage, Green Storage, Solid State Storage and Storage Management. We are at the forefront of these and driving technology trends through our leadership. For more information, please visit


The investments we’ve made to enable NetApp solutions to be provisioned and managed smoothly within an OpenStack environment represent a tremendous opportunity to leverage the best of open source ingenuity combined with enterprise-proven NetApp storage and data management.


oVirt, the first truly open and comprehensive data centre virtualization management initiative, provides a venue for user and developer cooperation. The heart of the project is the open source code of oVirt, and the community is governed openly, modeled after the Apache Foundation, Eclipse, LVM, and many other well-functioning Linux communities.

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