Storage Web Digest: SNIA Expands Interoperability Demo
The SMI-Lab Fibre Channel reference implementation will add network attached storage and IP SAN.
Enterprise StorageSNIA Interoperability Demo Adds NAS, IP Storage The next phase of the Storage Networking Industry Associations interoperability demo is expanding beyond Fibre Channel SAN technology to include network attached storage (NAS) and storage over IP. SMI-Lab, a reference implementation of network storage and management products, uses the SMI (Storage Management Initiative) specification as the interface to simplify storage management. The SMI-Lab3 Developers Demonstration Program will exhibit "ground-breaking progress in the advancement toward achieving interoperable storage management," SNIA announced. The SMI-Lab3 includes the new SNIA Interoperability Conformance Testing Program (ICTP), a foundation for validating compliance with the SMI-S v1.0 interface. The testing process will be used to measure vendor product compliance and to test the consistency and maturity of the evolving specification development process.
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