PRO+ Premium Content/Storage magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
Vol. 2 No. 3 May 2003

SNIA Members Plug Away at Management Spec

Storage Networking World, co-sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is always a big source of storage standards news. This year was no exception, with SNIA announcing that the Storage Management Interface Specification (SMI-S), formerly known as Bluefin, is now available for public review. At this rate, SNIA chairman Sheila Childs expects a preliminary spec this June, and a fully ratified standard this fall. The 600-page SMI-S document describes a plethora of nitty-gritty functional tasks such as array configuration, LUN masking, zone management, array snapshot and copy services, and tape library management, Childs says. "We've come a really long way," Childs says, who believes that we could start seeing products shipping by the end of the year. But SMI-S supporters aren't waiting around for ratification to show off their stuff. Nineteen companies participated in SNW's CIMSAN 2 demo, with 19 different CIM providers, 15 different management applications, and 152 "points of interoperability," between HBAs,...

Access this PRO+ Content for Free!

By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.

You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

Features in this issue

Columns in this issue