CSTI Mission & Charter

Educate - Influence - Standardize

The SNIA Cloud Storage Technologies Initiative (CSTI) is committed to the adoption, growth and standardization of storage in cloud infrastructures, including its data services, orchestration and management, and the promotion of portability of data in multi-cloud environments.  

Member activities are designed to:

  • Educate vendor and user communities on cloud storage, data services and orchestration
  • Support and promote cloud business models and architectures such as OpenStack, Software Defined Storage (SDS), Kubernetes, and object storage
  • Understand requirements (such as scale-out) from Hyperscalers and incorporate them into updated standards and programs
  • Support and promote storage technologies for cloud infrastructure providers

We undertake:

  • Marketing, outreach and education via webcasts, white papers, published articles and blogs 
  • Support and advocate for the SNIA Cloud Storage TWG (Technical Work Group), the ISO CDMI standard, and promote SMI and SNIA Swordfish™ storage management standards
  • Participate and run interoperability Plugfests, Open Source initiatives and CDMI standards conformance testing 
  • Collaborate with other industry associations 

Participation in the CSTI is open to SNIA members who pay the requisite participation fee. The activity of the CSTI is governed by the policies and procedures adopted by the CSTI governing body and those defined by the SNIA Board of Directors.