Introduction to Swordfish: Scalable Storage Management

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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The SNIA’s Scalable Storage Management Technical Work Group (SSM TWG) is working to create and publish a new open industry standard specification for storage management called Swordfish. Swordfish defines a customer centric interface for the purpose of managing storage and related data services. Swordfish builds on the DMTF’s Redfish specification’s using RESTful methods and JSON formatting. This session will present an overview of Swordfish, including the scope targeted in the initial (V1) release in 2016, as well as the rationale for this effort. This session will also provide the positioning of the specification developed by the SSM TWG vs legacy storage management standards. It will also highlight how Swordfish leverages and extends existing storage management standards (e.g. SMI-S) as well as the base Redfish specification. Learning Objectives Introduce the audience to emerging standards for storage management Provide a clear differentiation between SMI-S and the new standards Present a timeline for expected storage functionality to be developed and integrated