SNIA works to advance IT technologies, standards, and education programs for all IT professionals. Made up of some 400 member companies and nearly 7000 individuals spanning the global storage market, the SNIA connects the IT industry with end-to-end storage and information management solutions. As a not-for-profit association, the SNIA enables our members to develop robust solutions for storing and managing the massive volumes of information generated by today’s businesses. For more than a decade we have worked to bring recognition of storage issues to the IT world, making storage less complicated for the end user. As a result, the SNIA has adopted the role of industry catalyst for the development of storage solution specifications and technologies, global standards, and storage education.
The Green Grid + SNIA Alliance
The Green Grid and SNIA are collaborating in developing standards, measurement methods, and processes to improve data center performance against defined metrics and to promote the adoption of energy-efficient standards, processes, measurements, and technologies that improve overall data center resource efficiency.
By sharing common objectives on the need to develop energy-efficient metrics, best practices, and education, the collaboration will enable the delivery of a complete and consistent set of information that benefits IT data centers and government bodies such as the United States Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other regional and global agencies that have data center and computer equipment resource efficiency programs. This collaboration will leverage SNIA expertise in networked storage and The Green Grid's expertise in computer servers and data center infrastructure.