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Specification Posted

Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) v1.7.0r5

Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Format Specification v2.3.0 rev 4 DRAFT May-15
NVM PM Remote Access for High Availability Version 0.4 rev 1 DRAFT Feb-15
Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) Specification v1.0 DRAFT Feb-15
LTFS Bulk Transfer v1.0f Oct-14
Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) Test Specification v1.0a Apr-14
CDMI Reference Implementation v1.0e Oct-13
DRAFT CDMI Extensions and Profiles Sep-14


Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) v1.7.0r5 DRAFT

SMI-S defines a method for the interoperable management of a heterogeneous Storage Area Network (SAN), and describes the information available to a WBEM Client from an SMI-S compliant CIM Server and an object-oriented, XML-based, messaging-based interface designed to support the specific requirements of managing devices in and through SANs.

Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Format Specification v2.3.0 rev 4 DRAFT

This document defines a Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Format separate from any implementation on data storage media. Using this format, data is stored in LTFS Volumes. An LTFS Volume holds data files and corresponding metadata to completely describe the directory and file structures stored on the volume.

NVM PM Remote Access for High Availability Version 0.4 rev 1 DRAFT

This paper explores the requirements that High Availability extensions to the NVM.PM.FILE mode of the SNIA NVM Programming Model might place on high speed networking, specifically RDMA.

Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) Specification v1.0 DRAFT

We propose an approach to digital content preservation that leverages the processes of the archival profession thus helping archivists remain comfortable with the digital domain. One of the major needs to make this strategy possible is a digital equivalent to the physical container - the archival box or file folder - that defines a series, and which can be labeled with standard information in a defined format to allow retrieval when needed. Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) is intended to be that equivalent - a storage container format for a set of (digital) preservation objects that also provides a catalog with metadata related to the entire contents of the container as well as to the individual objects and their interrelationship. This logical container makes it easier and more efficient to provide many of the processes that will be needed to address threats to the digital content.

This document specifies the Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) Level 1 and its serialization for LTFS, CDMI and OpenStack Swift.

LTFS Bulk Transfer v1.0f DRAFT

The LTFS Bulk Transfer standard defines a method by which a set of files, directories and objects from a source system can be transferred to a destination system. The bulk transfer of large quantities of data is well suited for LTFS due to the economic and environmental characteristics of tape. Building on top of the LTFS format, a standardized method for transferring data is defined that provides many advantages.

CDMI Test Specification v1.0a DRAFT

In this test specification document, we define the overall test scope and test specifications for the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA) to test the conformance to the CDMI specification.

CDMI Reference Implementation v1.0e DRAFT

The CDMI Reference Implementation is a SNIA Software development project that implements the Cloud Data Management Interface.

DRAFT CDMI Extensions and Profiles

The Cloud Storage Technical Work Group is adding new functionality to CDMI by publishing individual extensions the the CDMI standard. These can be implemented as needed in conjunction with a CDMI implementation to add new functionality before the next release of CDMI. As implementation experience is gained and interoperable implementations are tested, these extensions will be made part of the next release of CDMI.

The Cloud Storage TWG will also be publishing profiles of CDMI that scope it down to specific use cases based on different types of clouds.

See the dedicated web page DRAFT CDMI Extensions and Profiles for additional information.