Forum and Initiative Membership Opportunities
The mission of the SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) is to foster the growth and success of the market for what is generally referred to as cloud storage and more generally the use of data storage resources and services in the Cloud.
The CSI will also engage in cross-industry collaboration activities with relevant industry associations and standards development groups to further develop and promote all facets of Cloud services and standards along with Cloud Storage (e.g. compute, security, best practices).
The CSI will adopt and support work items of the Cloud Storage TWG including:
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:
The SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum (ESF) is a marketing organization within the SNIA focused on driving the broad adoption of Ethernet-connected storage networking solutions by:
The ESF has created Special Interest Groups (SIGs), each focused on a specific technology whose goals are to create and maintain a marketing plan related to their area of focus, create content, and provide subject-matter experts to promote and market their technology. Today, the Ethernet Storage Forum has two Special Interest Groups: the iSCSI SIG and the NFS SIG.
SNIA’s Green Storage Initiative (GSI) is dedicated to advancing energy efficiency and conservation in all networked storage technologies in an effort to minimize the environmental impact of data storage operations.
Working collaboratively, the GSI and the Green TWG (Technical Work Group) are focused on:
The SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) fosters the growth and success of solid state storage in commercial and consumer environments.
The SSSI focuses on:
The Storage Management Initiative (SMI) oversees and drives the development of a standardized
The Initiative’s standards promote:
The SNIA Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF) is a consortium of storage professionals, security
The SSIF is focused on:
Auditors, educators, and IT practitioners implementing security practices throughout the world are encouraged to engage the SSIF and participate in education and outreach activities.