About Data Protection and Capacity Optimization Committee

Our Goals

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:

  • Educate the vendor and user communities about data protection and efficient data storage technologies
  • Perform market outreach that highlights the benefits of relevant technologies and document implementation considerations and best practices
  • Advocacy and support of technical work associated with data protection and capacity optimization
  • Collaborate with other SNIA groups and external organisations to further the educational outreach for data protection and capacity optimization.