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    Validating CDMI Features – Metadata Search

    April 12th, 2012

    Here we go again with an announcement of a cloud offering that again validates an existing standardized feature of CDMI. The new Amazon CloudSearch offering lets you store structured metadata in the cloud and perform queries on the metadata. They missed an opportunity, however, to integrate this with their existing cloud object storage offering. After …Read More


    Validating CDMI features – Object Expiration

    December 28th, 2011

    Validating yet another feature of the CDMI standard (see previous post for an earlier one), Amazon announced their Object Expiration feature for S3. While not a new concept for storage interfaces, it is the first cloud implementation of this capability that I know of. The idea is simply to have the server side of the …Read More


    Validating CDMI features – Server Side Encryption

    October 5th, 2011

    One of the features of many storage systems and even disk drives is the ability to encrypt the data at rest. This protects against a specific threat – the disk drive going out the back door for replacement or repair. So it was only a matter of time before we would see this important feature …Read More


    Join the Cloud Storage Movement at SNIA’s Winter Symposium 2011

    January 6th, 2011

    Every year the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has a gathering of their members in San Jose to coordinate the work of the various Technical Work Groups, Forums and Initiatives. This year the Symposium will take place January 24th – 27th, 2011 at the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose, CA. SNIA opens this Symposium …Read More


    Why not pick one of the “open” APIs instead of CDMI?

    November 24th, 2010

    There is a post by Jerry Huang , CEO of Gladinet on the problems with trying to be compatible with Amazon’s S3 API. Jerry suggest you look at OpenStack or a common library instead. Amazon’s API (as with any cloud vendor’s API) is a moving target for sure, but the main issue is that these …Read More


    SNIA Cloud Activities for 2010

    July 9th, 2010

    Given that it’s the middle of summer it may be hot where you are, but the SNIA Cloud activities are heating up for the remainder of this year, and you don’t want to be left out. SNIA Summer Symposium At the end of July every year SNIA hosts a Symposium in San Jose for all …Read More


    Gluecon Cloud Conference

    May 10th, 2010

    As the “cloud” becomes a common platform, web applications still live in a “stovepipe” world. It’s not a question of “should we move to the cloud?” It’s a question of once some, or most, or all of our web applications live in the cloud, how do we handle the problems of scalability, security, identity, storage, …Read More


    Enabling Cloud Service Brokerage

    April 11th, 2010

    Discussing the need for Cloud Brokers and CDMI’s role


    Cloud Data Management Interface Overview

    April 8th, 2010

    Lots of people are wondering what CDMI offers, but don’t have time to read the actual specification to understand all it’s features in depth. Here is a short (20 min) overview of the CDMI features and architecture that should get you started. Get the Flash Player to see this video. You can also download the …Read More


    Draft 1.0 Cloud Storage Specification Available

    March 13th, 2010

    The SNIA has released a final working draft of the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) version 1.0. The folks that have put this specification together in record time include: Company – Individual Bycast Inc. – David Slik Cisco Systems – Mike Siefer Hitachi Data Systems – Eric Hibbard Iron Mountain – Chris Schwarzer NetApp Inc. …Read More