New SNIA SFF Technology Affiliate Technical Work Group is Launched

For Release: 
SFF Committee is the First New SNIA Technology Affiliate Membership Community

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. June 29, 2016 - The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today announced the SFF Committee has transitioned under SNIA as the SFF Technology Affiliate (TA) Technical Work Group (TWG). This group consists of more than 40 industry leading member companies and is growing.  It will continue its focus on serving the industry at large and its members by carrying forth the longstanding work efforts that have operated for more than 25 years.  

Dal Allan, ENDL Principal for SFF Committee, adds, “The SFF Committee will benefit greatly with new collaboration tools and new SNIA organizational support and structure, while retaining our intellectual property (IP) licensing type and specification development processes.  We have found SNIA to be an exceptional and flexible organization which will continue our future industry-serving endeavors."

The SFF Technology Affiliate TWG will continue to focus and develop technical specifications as SNIA Architecture to enable technology vendors an easy way to procure compatible, multi-sourced products and solutions for storage media, storage networks, and solutions that cover a range of technologies from cables to connectors and interfaces and much more.

David Dale, SNIA Chairman states, “The new SNIA Technology Affiliate Membership category should appeal to many long-standing technical communities by offering cost effective association management, organizational longevity, and appropriate IP policies, all operating within a collaborative environment.  SNIA is excited to have the SFF Committee rehouse their activities and gain the synergies of storage technical work and common membership.” 

For more information about the SNIA SFF TA TWG and its specifications, please visit For more information about bringing a community into SNIA as a Technology Affiliate, please reference SNIA Governance and IP Policy documents at and

About SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association is a not–for–profit global organization, comprised of member companies spanning the global storage market. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For more information, visit