SNIA Publishes New Edition of Data Protection and Capacity Optimization Product Selection Guide

Eighth Edition Helps Storage Buyers Research and Compare Data Protection Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) -  The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today released the eighth edition of the Data Protection and Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Product Selection Guide (PSG). This new version will help storage buyers research and compare data protection solutions by highlighting features that are most important in the selection process. The PSG is now available online and will also be available in print at the Storage Plumbing and Data Engineering Conference (SPDEcon) and other SNIA events throughout the year.

The SNIA DPCO PSG is a valuable resource for end users and the consultants who assist them to determine and compare the product selection criteria most important to their data protection needs. The three product categories currently covered in the PSG are: Backup and Recovery, Capacity Optimized Storage, and Replication. The guide showcases a wide range of products in each of these categories with an easy-to-use chart of key features.

Over 100 products from 35 vendors are represented in the guide making this eighth edition the most comprehensive to-date. The charts help users compare apples-to-apples in an ever-evolving and complex data protection market. A glossary of terms also aids users new to the data protection market decipher the definitions of key technologies.

The online version of the PSG can be accessed at; and a printable version at

About DPCO
The Data Protection and Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee was created to foster the growth and success of the market for data protection and capacity optimization technologies, and membership is open to all SNIA members. For more information on the DPCO, please visit

About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at

Contact Information:

Sarmishta Ramesh
Ogilvy Public Relations on behalf of the SNIA
Phone: 303-527-4615
Cell: 303-710-5486