Technology Communities

SNIA Forums and Initiatives primarily focus on technology promotion and technical marketing activities. Forums do not develop technologies or specifications, though Initiatives can. SNIA's Forums and Initiatives include:

Cloud Storage Technologies Initiative (CSTI)

Data Protection and Capacity Optimization Committee (DPCO)

Networking Storage Forum (NSF)

Green Storage Initiative (GSI)

Storage Management Initiative (SMI)

Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI)


Their primary goals include the following:

  • Promote adoption of the technology
  • Publish information and educate customers and consultants
  • Identify and document customer requirements
  • Prioritize requirements for work in SNIA technical working groups or other formal standards bodies
  • Establish supplier and customer contacts
  • Conduct events and demonstrations
  • Issue press releases, web postings and other communications

Download the Technology Communities overview brochure