Cloud Storage Initiative
CSI is promoting the adoption of cloud storage as a delivery model that provides elastic, on-demand storage billed only for what is used. Whether you are interested in public clouds, private clouds or hybrids the CSI is interested in hearing from you and invites you to join our growing list of members.
Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI)
The SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) is an ISO/IEC standard that enables cloud solution vendors to meet the growing need of interoperability for data stored in the cloud. The CDMI standard is applicable to all types of clouds – private, public and hybrid. There are currently more than 20 products that meet the CDMI specification.
CDMI provides end users with the ability to control the destiny of their data and ensure hassle-free data access, data protection and data migration form one cloud service to another.
CDMI Conformance Test Program (CTP)
Building on SNIA’s proven track record of validating industry standards compliance, there is now a CDMI Conformance Test Program (CTP) available. The CDMI CTP validates a cloud product’s conformance to the CDMI standard and offers assurance that the standard has been properly implemented and that data stored will be transportable to any other conformant implementation.
Cloud solution vendors who pass the CDMI CTP certification can display the official SNIA CDMI CTP logo on their product and include it on responses to RFPs. For more information on the CDMI CTP, check-out our FAQ document.
To get started with CTP Certification, or for more information, please submit this form.
(As of 22 April, 2014)
2014 CSI Governing Board
Alex McDonald, NetApp - Co-Chair
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The mission of the SNIA CSI is to foster the growth and success of the market for what is generally referred as cloud storage and more generally the use of data storage resources and services in the cloud.
CSI is promoting the adoption of cloud storage as a new delivery model, that provides elastic, on-demand storage billed only for what is used.
To get involved with the Cloud Storage Initiative as a member, please complete the membership form.