Storage Startup Launches Bluefin Kit
Development tool maker XAware rolls out a Bluefin kit for storage products based on CIM.Development tool maker XAware Inc. this week launched a Bluefin kit for storage products. Bluefin is the implementation specification for companies building storage products around the Common Information Model. CIM is a common language in which storage products communicate, so vendors dont have to build translation layers. XAware, a Colorado Springs, Colo., startup, helps storage companies work with CIM and Bluefin by using XML templates for its XAsuite. "We make it for people who have to do this anyway. We provide the wrenches," said Bill Miller, CEO, who co-founded and was chief technology officer of service provider-turned-software vendor Storage Networks Inc.
Future templates will probably address application programming interfaces, specific programming languages, and SNMP, he said.