SNIA DNA Technology Affiliate

DNA Data Storage Alliance will now be publicly known as "DNA Data Storage Alliance, a SNIA Technology Affiliate."

See list of member companies | Visit the SNIA DNA TA Public Website

About Us

The SNIA DNA Technology Affiliate was formed in April 2022 and started its technical work with a public announcement in June 2022. The DNA Data Storage Alliance was originally formed in October 2020 by Illumina, Microsoft, Twist Bioscience and Western Digital, and also serve as the founding members for the current SNIA group.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create and promote an interoperable storage ecosystem based on DNA as a data storage medium. By becoming a SNIA Technology Affiliate, we accelerate our mission to create an interoperable ecosystem for DNA-based data storage solutions. By combining SNIA’s 25 years of experience in open standards development with the market requirements originally gathered by the Alliance, we immediately jumpstarted the standards development for DNA data storage under the established SNIA IP Policy structure.

Our initial aim is to educate the public and raise awareness about this emerging technology and its vast power to preserve our digital legacy. In addition, as the methods of commercially viable DNA storage become better understood, we will consider recommending the creation of specifications and standards (e.g., encoding, reliability, retention, file systems) which enable end-users to add interoperable DNA-based storage solutions to their existing storage hierarchies.


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