Open Source

SNIA Open Source Liaison

SNIA embraces open source development and standards in a variety of ways. We work collaboratively with the open source community to address evolving requirements and to further open standards.

To help drive this activity, SNIA has created the SNIA Open Source Liaison, a multi-vendor collaborative group that:

  • Aligns open source projects with standards (for example a plugin for CNCF’s Container Storage Interface with SNIA Swordfish™ without changes to the API)
  • Identifies gaps and overlaps between SNIA technical leadership and open source leaders; and wishes to promote communication and work that permits all to stay in sync on standards and open source initiatives
  • Facilitates testing of open source implementations and compliance (ex: joint Plugfests that road test new features from the collaboration)

The Open Source Liaison is open to both SNIA and non-SNIA members. To join our mailing list, send an email to open-source-liaison-subscribe@snia.org

Open Projects

Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) Reference Implementation

CDMI is an ISO/IEC International Standard that enables interoperability and portability of data stored in the cloud. CDMI addresses data storage services, data migration, and data security for private, hybrid and public cloud with a formal de jure standards-approved interface. The CDMI standard is designed to work alongside OpenStack Swift and Amazon S3 Models. The reference implementation is written in Java and is available in GitHub.

Swordfish API Emulator

The Swordfish API Emulator can emulate a Swordfish-based system statically or dynamically. Starting from an initial state described by mock-ups, the emulator can be used to emulate a Swordfish system responding to create/modify/delete operations in order to allow developers to model new Swordfish functionality, test clients, demonstrate Swordfish and other similar functions.

Swordfish-basic-web-client

The Swordfish Basic Web Client can connect to one or more Swordfish services (including the Swordfish emulator), and present in a web UI frame the entire Swordfish hierarchy. The basic web client also provides basic capabilities to modify configurable Properties (as specified in the schema), as well as providing a basic interface to add or remove elements from the service through a Web UI.

Swordfish-datadog-sample-dashboard-integration

The Swordfish datadog sample dashboard integration provides a sample dashboard for the datadog monitoring service that can connect to a Swordfish services (including the Swordfish emulator), and provides an integration to the datadog UI. The sample dashboard integration provides connectivity to a Swordfish service, display of system capacity information and available capacity thresholds.

Swordfish-powerBI-sample-dashboard-integration

The Swordfish PowerBI sample dashboard integration provides a sample dashboard for the PowerBI data center monitoring system that can connect to a Swordfish service (including the Swordfish emulator), and provides an integration to the PowerBI UI. The sample dashboard integration provides connectivity to a Swordfish service, display of system capacity information and available capacity thresholds.

SNIA Contributor License Agreement (CLA) for non-SNIA Members

Under the SNIA CLA, non-SNIA members are welcome to contribute input SNIA Projects. Current projects with CLA members include:

  • CDMI Reference Implementation
  • Swordfish API Emulator
  • Swordfish-basic-web-client

Get involved with a SNIA Open Source Community

Visit SNIA Open Source Projects for more details.

Open Alliances

SNIA collaborates with the following organizations:

GitHub Projects

Learn more about SNIA standards.

If you are interested in participating in any of SNIA’s Open Source technical work, please send an email to Arnold Jones, Technical Council Managing Director.