Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF)

The demand for data preservation has increased drastically in recent years. Maintaining a sometimes large amount of data in media for long periods of time (months, years, decades, or even forever) becomes more important than ever given some new government regulations such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and OSHA that define specific preservation periods for various purposes. The SIRF format enables long-term physical storage, cloud storage and tape-based containers effective and efficient ways to preserve and secure digital information for many decades, even with the ever-changing technology landscape. This SNIA Technical Position specifies the Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) Level 1 and its serialization for LTFS, CDMI and OpenStack Swift.

SIRF v1.0

  • SNIA Technical Position: SIRF v1.0
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