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.
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.
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.
This draft whitepaper created by the SNIA Technical Council provides a definition and overview of Software Defined Storage.
The Storage Management Initiative Specification defines a method for the interoperable management of heterogeneous networked storage.
The CDMI Reference Implementation is a SNIA Software development project that implements the Cloud Data Management Interface.
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.
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