Imminent Challenges for the Cloud Storage Industry and the Solution

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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The storage industry is being transformed by the adoption of Cloud Storage. Challenges that were overlooked during the initial stages of cloud storage industry growth are now becoming core issues of today and the future. In this session we discuss the major challenges that corporations will face to avail themselves of the best of services from multiple cloud providers; or to move from one cloud provider to another in a seamless manner.

The SNIA CDMI standard addresses these challenges by offering interoperability between clouds storage. SNIA and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have partnered to create a SNIA CDMI Conformance Test Program to help cloud storage companies achieve conformance to CDMI and ensure interoperability between clouds. The TCS CDMI Conformance Assurance Solution (CAS) provides cloud storage product testing and detailed reports for conformance to the CDMI specification.

As interoperability becomes critical, end user companies should include the CDMI standard in their RFPs and demand conformance to CDMI from vendors.

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Understand the critical challenges that the cloud storage industry is facing
Solution to address the identified challenges
Benefits of CDMI conformance testing
Benefits for end user companies