Clodoaldo Barrera


Company Represented While Actively Involved with the SNIA:

IBM, Chief Technical Strategist, Systems Storage

Current Company:

IBM, Chief Technical Strategist, Systems Storage

Years with the SNIA:

5 Years on Board of Directors - 1998-2004. Emeritus Advisor since then

Committees, Forums, Initiatives, Board Seats Held at the SNIA


  • Member of original Formation Committee
  • Chair of original IP Agreement Committee
  • Vice Chairman of original Board of Directors
  • Vice Chairman, Secretary, Member of Executive Committee
  • Chairman of Strategy Committee
  • Organizing Committee for Technical Council
  • Author of Forums Policies and Procedures
  • Green Storage Initiative

Fondest Memories of the SNIA:

The two-day face-face board meetings once a month - part strategy, part corporate governance, part decision making, and part bonding

Proudest Moments while Active with the SNIA:


  • Announcement of the Storage Management Initiative and adoption of the Bluefin Specification
  • Every SNW - all those people there for the general sessions and tutorials

SNIA's Greatest Achievements:


  • Release of the SMI-S 1.0 Specification, SNIAs first standard
  • The SNW Partnership with ComputerWorld
  • The SNIA Reference Architecture for Storage Networking