Technology Communities

SNIA Forums and Initiatives primarily focus on technology promotion and technical marketing activities. Forums do not develop technologies or specifications, though Initiatives can. SNIA's Forums and Initiatives include the Analytics and Big Data Committee, the Cloud Storage Initiative, the Data Protection and Capacity Optimization Committee, the Ethernet Storage Forum, the Green Storage Initiative, the Storage Management Initiative, the Solid State Storage Initiative, and the Storage Security Industry Forum and their primary goals include the following:

  • Promote adoption of the technology
  • Publish information and educate customers and consultants
  • Identify and document customer requirements
  • Prioritize requirements for work in SNIA technical working groups or other formal standards bodies
  • Establish supplier and customer contacts
  • Conduct events and demonstrations
  • Issue press releases, web postings and other communications