Interoperable Cloud Storage with the CDMI Standard (Fall 2011)

Library Content Type:
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Event Name: 
Focus Areas:

The Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) is an industry standard on its way to ISO ratification. There is now an open source reference implementation available from SNIA as well. Storage vendors and Cloud providers have started announcing their implementations of the CDMI standard, demonstrating the reality of interoperable cloud storage. This talk will help you understand how to keep from getting locked into any given vendor by using the standard. Real world examples will help you understand how to apply this to your own situation.

Learning Objectives

Walk away with an understanding of the specific CDMI features, such as a standard cloud interchange format, that enable interoperable cloud storage
Gain a deeper understanding of the outstanding issues of cloud storage interoperability and how the standard helps ease this pain.
Now that the standard is being implemented, understand what to put in an RFP for cloud storage that prevents vendor lock-in.