The Technology Initiatives have been established by the Board of Directors in order to implement education programmes in key areas of technology and solutions development. They work with the programme committees and maintain a liasion to the SNIA technology forums in the US, where standards and best practices in these areas are being developed.
SNIA Forums and Initiatives primarily focus on technology promotion and technical marketing activities. Forums do not develop technologies or specifications, though Initiatives can.
SNIA's Forums and Initiatives include the Cloud Storage Initiative, the Data Protection and Capacity Optimization Committee, the Ethernet Storage Forum, the Green Storage Initiative, Storage Management Initiative, Solid State Storage Initiative, the Storage Security Industry Forum and the XAM Initiative and their primary goals include the following: