We want you to be involved in decisions that affect you.
Take part in guiding the development of SODA projects and the SODA community.

SODA Foundation is collaborating with our survey partners Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Open Infrastructure Foundation (OIF), Japan Data Storage Forum (JDSF), China Open Source Cloud League (COSCL), Mulan Open Source Community and Storage Performance Council (SPC) to advance the data and storage industry.

The survey is now closed. Thank you for your interest and participation.
The survey findings will be published on our website later and shared on our annual virtual conference SODACON Global 2021 on July 13-14. If you wish to know more about the event, please register here and join us at SODACON.


What is the purpose of this?

This survey will provide insights into the challenges, gaps, and trends for data and storage in the era of cloud native, edge, AI, and 5G. We hope these insights will help end users make better decisions, enable vendors to improve their products, and serve as a guide to the technical direction of SODA and the surrounding ecosystem.

Why should I take this survey?

You get an opportunity to share your insights and be part of this industry wide survey supported by leading open source and storage consortiums. Also through this survey, SODA Foundation publishes the key summary which can help to get an overall insight for data and storage trends and technologies.

I completed the survey, why am I being contacted again?

The SODA Foundation team may follow up with you about your participation in the survey. Follow-up can occur via mail or by phone. We do follow-up when we have incomplete responses to the survey. For participants who win gift cards will also be contacted by SODA Foundation team to select mailing information for delivering prizes.

How long does this survey take to complete?

This survey should take no more than 15 minutes of your time.

What insights this survey will provide?

  • What are the data & storage challenges faced by end users?
  • Which features and capabilities do end users look for in data and storage solutions?
  • What are the key trends shaping the data & storage industry?
  • Which open source data & storage projects are users interested in?
  • What cloud strategies are businesses adopting?

Will my responses to the survey be kept confidential?

We don’t publish any information that could personally identify you, your name and company name will not be displayed. Reviews are attributed to your role, company size, and industry.

SODA Foundation follows The Linux Foundation policies to ensure the data we collect is protected and your privacy is respected.

When will the survey results be released?

We will summarize the survey data and share the learning during SODACON Global 2021 – Virtual on July 13-14. 

The summary report will be published on the SODA website. In addition, we will be producing an in-depth report of the survey which will be shared with all survey participants. 

If you wish to know more about SODACON Global 2021, details for the event can be found at: https://www.sodafoundation.io/events/sodacon-2021-global-virtual/

What should I do If I want to change answers after I submitted?

Please contact SODA Foundation at survey@sodafoundation.io

Whom do I contact if I have additional questions?

If you have any questions, recommendations or issues regarding the survey or general concerns, please contact SODA Foundation at survey@sodafoundation.io