Formed in 1992, the PCI-SIG is the industry organization chartered to develop and manage the PCI standard. With over 900 members, the PCI-SIG effectively places ownership and management of the PCI specifications in the hands of the developer community. A Board of Directors comprised of nine people, each elected by the membership, leads the PCI-SIG.

The PCI-SIG is chartered to:

  1. Maintain the forward compatibility of all PCI revisions or addenda
  2. Contribute to both the establishment of PCI as an industry-wide standard and to the technical longevity of the PCI architecture
  3. Maintain the PCI specification as a simple, easy-to-implement, stable technology that supports the spirit of its design

The PCI-SIG fulfills its charter by continuing to promote innovation and evolve the PCI standard to meet the industry's needs. Through interoperability testing, technical support, seminars and industry events, the PCI-SIG enables its members to generate competitive and quality products

SCSI Trade Association (STA)

Formed in 1996, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) promotes the use and understanding of small computer system interface ("SCSI") parallel interface technology. STA member companies represent all relevant segments of the computing and storage industries, including manufacturers of hard drives, peripherals, semiconductors and connectors, each of which has an interest in maintaining compatibility among SCSI products for the benefit of industry integrators and users.

Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO)

The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) is an independent, non-profit organization developed by and for leading industry companies. Officially formed in July 2004 by incorporating the previous Serial ATA Working Group, the SATA-IO provides the industry with guidance and support for implementing the SATA specification. The standardized SATA specification replaces a 15 year old technology with a high speed serial bus supporting up to 10 years of expected future.


Incorporated in December 1997, the SNIA is a registered 501(c)6 non-profit trade association. Its members are dedicated to developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information.

The SNIA works toward this goal by forming and sponsoring Technical Work Groups (TWGs), producing (with its strategic partner Computerworld) the Storage Networking World Conference series, building and maintaining a vendor neutral Technology Center in Colorado Springs, and promoting activities that expand the breadth and quality of the storage and information management market. The SNIA's ability to accomplish these goals is directly attributed to the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers from its member companies.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the SNIA also has offices in its Colorado Springs-based Technology Center. With seven regional affiliates spanning the globe, SNIA is truly the voice of the storage industry on a worldwide scale.

Storage Performance Council (SPC)

Storage Performance Council is a non-profit corporation founded to define, standardize, and promote storage subsystem benchmarks as well as to disseminate objective, verifiable performance data to the computer industry and its customers.

Infortrend is an active SPC associate member and participates in the SPC's activities.