SNIA Draft Technical Work available for Public Review
During the development of technical work, the SNIA may make available a Work-in-Progress DRAFT version for public review & feedback. Work-in-Progress DRAFTS are not endorsed by the SNIA for commercial shipping product implementation, but rather for review/feedback and prototyping work to ensure the work, when completed, will meet the needs of the Industry.
Solid State Storage Performance Test Specification Enterprise v1.1 DRAFT
The SNIA has developed methods which enable manufacturers to set, and customers to compare, the performance specifications of Solid State Storage devices, which are evolving with the state of the technology. These specifications define a set of device level tests and methodologies which enable comparative testing of SSS devices for Enterprise and Client systems.
CDMI Reference Implementation v1.0e DRAFT
The CDMI Reference Implementation is a SNIA Software development project that implements the Cloud Data Management Interface.
TLS Specification for Storage Systems v0.5r1 DRAFT
This document specifies the requirements for use of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol in conjunction with data storage technologies. The requirements are intended to facilitate secure interoperability of storage clients and servers as well as non-storage technologies that may have similar interoperability needs. This document was developed with the expectation that future versions of SMI-S and CDMI could leverage these requirements to ensure consistency between these standards as well as to more rapidly adjust the security functionality in these standards.
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.
Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) v1.1.0a DRAFT
The Cloud Data Management Interface defines the functional interface that applications will use to create, retrieve, update and delete data elements from the Cloud. As part of this interface the client will be able to discover the capabilities of the cloud storage offering and use this interface to manage containers and the data that is placed in them. In addition, metadata can be set on containers and their contained data elements through this interface.
This interface is also used by administrative and management applications to manage containers, accounts, security access and monitoring/billing information, even for storage that is accessible by other protocols. The capabilities of the underlying storage and data services are exposed so that clients can understand the offering.
Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Format Specification v2.1 DRAFT
The Linear Tape File System format is an open description of the layout of data-structures stored on a sequential-access media design to address tape archive requirements. These data-structures hold the file content data and associated file metadata. This specification is being developed by the SNIA LTFS Technical Work Group.
SMI-S v1.6.1 rev 2 DRAFT Addenda Books
Implementation draft of the Architecture, Common Profiles and Host Addenda books as extension of the SMI-S 1.6 Addenda books.
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.
Common Trace Semantics Specification v1.0 rev 11 DRAFT
The Common Trace Semantics Specification defines common, recommended semantics for data in I/O traces. Standardized I/O trace semantics will enable the development and use of common I/O trace collection and analysis tools as well as facilitate the sharing of the I/O traces themselves.