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Long Term Archive And Compliance Storage Initiative


The 100 Year Archive Task Force has several projects underway in which you can participate:

a. Help collect business requirements for long term retention by  taking the online "business & IT requirements survey". We also need assistance in spreading the word. Forward this link to your 'customer' colleagues.

Register here to receive the final report.

 b. We're currently reviewing a glossary of terms for inclusion in the "100 Year Archive Best Practices Guidelines" and SNIA dictionary. Please contribute.  The working document is posted in the members area in the 100 Year Archive Task Force portal.


Are you a vendor, integrator or service provider involved in long-term archiving, or a governmental, RIM, IT, or regulatory compliance responsible professional? Join us and help shape industry standards and best practices as we define storage solutions to the challenges of long term digital information retention.  Our charter includes educating customers so we also have an active speaker's bureau which you can access or participate in.

We invite you to join us on our conference calls as we progress the work:

LTACSI - every two weeks on Wednesdays from 4-5pm ET. You may join the call by dialing 712-580-0600  passcode 961226#.

100 Year Archive Task Force - weekly on Thursday at 3-4 PM ET. Dial 712-580-0600  passcode 961226#.

Then, Join the DMF and participate further.

For more information, please contact Technical Chair Jered Floyd, or Marketing Chair Gary Zasman. We look forward to working with you!

LTACSI is a cooperative effort of end users, IT professionals, vendors, integrators, and service providers with interests in the challenges of long-term digital information retention, archiving, and storage compliance.  LTACSI is a focal point for all such activity within the Storage Networking Industry Association.

Our Mission

Enable users and practitioners in these fields to make informed choices about long-term digital information retention, archive, and regulatory compliance storage solutions. LTACSI also has responsibility to provide market development assistance for the XAM standard in development within SNIA and to support and guide other related SNIA activities.

Our Goals

  • Become a respected authority on both compliance and long-term digital information retention and archiving - world-wide.
  • Assist end users and practitioners  in understanding the challenges, best practices and available solutions associated with long-term retention, archiving, and compliance.
  • Provide user requirements and market requirements in these fields to relevant SNIA activities, such as the XAM and ILM Technical Working Groups.

Active Projects:

Proposed Project Opportunities:

  • Compliance and Archiving product Buyer's Guide
  • Best Practices and Implementation guides
  • Speaking engagements

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