Data Protection and Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee

Our Goals

The SNIA Data Protection and Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee was created to foster the growth and success of the market for data protection and capacity optimization technologies. Data protection means assurance that data is usable and accessible for authorized purposes only, with acceptable performance, and in compliance with applicable requirements. Capacity optimization refers to methods which reduce the consumption of space require to store a data set and its scope and is not limited to secondary storage.

The goals of the DPCO are:

  • Educate the vendor and user communities about data protection and efficient data storage technologies
  • Perform market outreach that highlights the benefits of relevant technologies and document implementation considerations and best practices
  • Advocacy and support of technical work associated with data protection and capacity optimization

DPCO Product Selection Guide (PSG) - NOW AVAILABLE

As recently announced in the DPCO eBulletin, the Data Protection and Capacity Optimization Product Selection Guide ("PSG") is now available online to the storage and networking community as a convenient and easy to use product discovery tool.

The SNIA Data Protection and Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee has developed an online Product Selection Guide to help buyers compare capabilities of products offered by SNIA member companies. Due to the popularity of our previous hardcopy Buyer’s Guide, the DPCO Committee has developed an online guide to stay abreast with the rapidly evolving data protection market. This new Product Selection Guide (PSG) will allow vendors to reach a broader set of potential customers with the most current information.

All SNIA member companies are invited to submit their products for inclusion in this online Guide. We are accepting Product Selection Guide entries for three categories of storage products initially. They are:

  • Backup and Recovery Products
  • Capacity Optimized Storage Products
  • Replication Products

SNIA Webcast: Data Protection In/To/Between the Cloud

The increasing use of the cloud for data protection, including backup, disaster recovery, archiving and long term preservation, brings many benefits to IT shops and also some challenges. The webcast will consist of a presentation covering the current state of the industry and use cases related to data protection in the cloud. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with audience participation. To watch and listen, visit http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/663/47533

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