April 28, 2010 - SNIA Technology Center, Colorado Springs, CO

By: Hope Hines & Jeff Nicholson

The first Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Joint Cloud Lab with the Open Grid Forum (OGF) was held from April 28 to 30, 2010 at the SNIA Technology Center in Colorado Springs, CO. The SNIA and OGF are working on the development of the reference implementations for the SNIA Architecture Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) and OGF Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) specifications in preparation for their upcoming joint cloud demonstration at the OGF 29/HPDC conference in Chicago, IL.  During the cloud lab Olocity and Xiotech demonstrated the use of CDMI with Representational State Transfer (REST) web services for accessing and controlling storage resources through the cloud with Olocity’s StorageIM and Xiotech’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) and CorteX (RESTful Web Services) products.  The demonstration illustrated how products using industry standards and open source can easily interoperate together to provide cloud services. The below diagram is an overview of the demonstration.

Don’t miss seeing Olocity and Xiotech demonstrating real product implementations of CDMI and REST at the upcoming events below:

·         OGF 29 http://www.ogf.org/OGF29 and HPDC http://hpdc2010.eecs.northwestern.edu conferences in Chicago, IL from June 20 to 24, 2010

·         FLGISA 2010 Annual Conference http://www.flgisa.org/Conferences.aspx in Clearwater, FL from July 20 to 23, 2010

·         SNIA Storage Developers Conference http://www.snia.org/events/storage-developer2010 in Santa Clara, CA from September 20 to 23, 2010