Acer, Brocade and Cisco joined the local chapter of the Storage Networking Industry Association last week in the lead-up to the Association's board election.
The 17 members of the Australia and New Zealand Association will appoint its first board of directors on Friday week, with nominations to close tomorrow.
The Association is currently chaired by EMC product marketing manager, Mark Heers.
With 300 members worldwide, the non-profit organisation aims to create standards and services to further open storage networking solutions.
The Association will hold a launch event on December 4.