ANSI Ratifies Key Storage Device Spec

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-04-11
 
 
 

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) last week said the Object-based Storage Device (OSD) specification has completed the American National Standards Institutes (ANSI) ballot process. An OSD is a device that stores, retrieves and interprets objects, which are containers that house application data and storage attributes used to store files, database records and e-mail.

Experts say an OSD is valuable because it transfers the low-level storage functions of file systems and databases into the storage disk or tape drives, improving block-based interfaces.

Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM and Intel Corp. have worked on the spec, along with other vendors.

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