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Specification Posted
LTFS Bulk Transfer v1.0f Oct-14
Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) Test Specification v1.0a Apr-14
Technical Whitepaper: Software Defined Storage Mar-14
Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) v1.6.1r2 Oct-13
CDMI Reference Implementation v1.0e Oct-13
Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) v2.0r1 Oct-13
DRAFT CDMI Extensions and Profiles Sep-14
Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) Use Cases and Functional Requirements v0.5a Sep-10

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.


Technical Whitepaper: Software Defined Storage DRAFT

This draft whitepaper created by the SNIA Technical Council provides a definition and overview of Software Defined Storage.


Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) v1.6.1r2 DRAFT

The Storage Management Initiative Specification defines a method for the interoperable management of heterogeneous networked storage.


CDMI Reference Implementation v1.0e DRAFT

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


Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) v2.0r1 DRAFT

The Storage Management Initiative Specification defines a method for the interoperable management of heterogeneous networked storage.


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.


Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) Use Cases and Functional Requirements v0.5a DRAFT

We propose an approach to digital content preservation that leverages the knowledge of the archival profession and helps 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 that can be labeled with standard information in a defined format to allow retrieval when needed. The Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) is defined to be that equivalent - a logical container for a set of (digital) preservation objects that also contains catalogs and metadata related to the entire contents of the container as well as to the individual objects. This logical container makes it easier and more efficient to provide many of the processes needed to address threats to digital content.

This document describes SIRF and the motivation for it along with its use cases and requirements. The use case model is used to derive the desired functional requirements of the SIRF format and the system that implements and uses it.  The model uses graphical symbols and text to specify how users or applications in specific roles use SIRF. The document describes the use cases from a usage point of view: it doesn't describe how systems implement SIRF internally, nor does it describe SIRF internal structures or mechanisms.

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