The SNIA's Committees are focused on providing value to IT professionals and members by increasing awareness of the direction and evolution of the storage industry. Committees are chartered with directing and managing the many activities of the organization that are not exclusively engaged in developing technical work. These activities include:

  • Producing educational events and conferences
  • Demonstrating the state of the industry through interoperability and product shows
  • Developing multi-company exhibitions and demonstrations of current and future storage products and technologies
  • Creating an extensive list of educational resources and information about Storage Networking

Data Protection and Privacy Committee (DPPC)

The SNIA Data Protection and Privacy Committee  exists to further the awareness and adoption of data protection technology, and to provide education, best practices and technology guidance on all matters related to the protection and privacy of data.

Within SNIA, Data Protection is defined as the assurance that data is usable and accessible for authorized purposes only, with acceptable performance and in compliance with applicable requirements. The technology behind data protection will remain a primary focus for the DPPC. However, there is now also a wider context which is being driven by increasing legislation to keep personal data private. The term data protection also extends into areas of resilience to cyber attacks and to threat management.

This charter expands the mission of the DPPC from being entirely focused on data protection technology and into areas of data privacy and regulatory compliance as well as taking a more holistic view of protecting data in collaboration with the SNIA Security TWG.

Read more here.

Executive Committee

The SNIA shall maintain an Executive Committee to efficiently execute and oversee the tactical operations of the SNIA. This Committee is comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is also a non-voting member of this Committee.

Communications Steering Committee

The mission is to drive marketing strategy and messaging which position SNIA as an organization that vendors, solution providers, and end users find valuable and want to be active members of.

Standards Committee

The standards committee is responsible for all standardization activities within the SNIA.  The standards committees oversees that policies and procedures associated with SNIA approve architectures as they follow the standardization process to become an ANSI and ISO standard. To clarify the SNIA strategy for standardizing SNIA technical work products. To manage the official relationships with standards organizations, and other standards related work.

Strategic Alliances Committee

The mission of the Strategic Alliances Committee is to successfully establish an alliances network that benefits SNIA and its members, in line with the 3-year Strategy Plan. This committee is the coordination point for all SNIA groups, including Forums, to define and manage alliances. Participation in this committee is open to the whole SNIA membership. It is recommended that the SNIA groups directly involved or interested in alliances with external organizations should have one (or more) of their representatives engaged with this committee (e.g. Technical Council, Marketing Committee, Forums...).

Strategy Committee

Develop a Strategic Plan for SNIA.

Technology Center Committee

Develop strategies for effective use of SNIA’s Technology Center