Overview: The Storage Performance Council (SPC) seeks to improve performance in storage subsystems and the free and open exchange of ideas and information as a means of improving products and services in the storage industry. SPC also develops benchmarks focusing on storage subsystems, including components like: electronic disks, magnetic disks, magnetic tapes, optical disks, media robots, media robot software systems, media library software systems, backup/archival software systems, and hierarchical storage management systems, as well as the adapters, controllers, and networks that connect storage devices to computer systems. The SPC also focuses on expanding the recognition and use of its industry-standard benchmarks and on publicizing those benchmark results. Although anyone can run SPC benchmarks, published benchmark results must successfully complete a SPC audit for accuracy and authenticity in order to be disseminated and adopted within the industry.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.storageperformance.org/specs
IPR Policy: See Section 6.01, available at: http://www.storageperformance.org/about/bylaws_v171.pdf
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: January 4, 2013