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The Data Integrity Specification defines a standardized means of providing end to end data integrity between an application and storage devices.
The CDMI Reference Implementation is a SNIA Software development project that implements the Cloud Data Management Interface.
SMI-S defines a method for the interoperable management of a heterogeneous Storage Area Network (SAN), and describes the information available to a WBEM Client from an SMI-S compliant CIM Server and an object-oriented, XML-based, messaging-based interface designed to support the specific requirements of managing devices in and through SANs.
The Cloud Data Management Interface defines the functional interface that applications will use to create, retrieve, update and delete data elements from the Cloud. As part of this interface the client will be able to discover the capabilities of the cloud storage offering and use this interface to manage containers and the data that is placed in them. In addition, metadata can be set on containers and their contained data elements through this interface.
We propose an approach to digital content preservation that leverages the knowledge of the archival profession and helps archivists remain comfortable with the digital domain. One of the major needs to make this strategy possible is a digital equivalent to the physical container - the archival box or file folder - that defines a series, and that can be labeled with standard information in a defined format to allow retrieval when needed. The Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) is defined to be that equivalent - a logical container for a set of (digital) preservation objects that also contains catalogs and metadata related to the entire contents of the container as well as to the individual objects. This logical container makes it easier and more efficient to provide many of the processes needed to address threats to digital content.
This document describes SIRF and the motivation for it along with its use cases and requirements. The use case model is used to derive the desired functional requirements of the SIRF format and the system that implements and uses it. The model uses graphical symbols and text to specify how users or applications in specific roles use SIRF. The document describes the use cases from a usage point of view: it doesn't describe how systems implement SIRF internally, nor does it describe SIRF internal structures or mechanisms.
The Common Trace Semantics Specification defines common, recommended semantics for data in I/O traces. Standardized I/O trace semantics will enable the development and use of common I/O trace collection and analysis tools as well as facilitate the sharing of the I/O traces themselves.
This paper sets out a model of cloud storage elements that describes a logical view of their functions and capabilities using a descriptive taxonomy. The purpose of this model is to form a basis upon which industry efforts can be organized, needed standards identified and vendor products can be described by vendor independent terminology. In addition, this model is used to describe standard interfaces for cloud storage.
This document summarizes the use cases in various Cloud Storage offerings.