Join SNIA Cloud at Standards Webcast


Accelerating Cloud Adoption via Standards & Collaboration

Date: May 25, 2010, 4:00pm EST / 1:00pm PST

Duration: 60 minutes


Gartner identified Cloud Computing as the top technology for 2010, yet the number of enterprises choosing to adopt the cloud is not as high as anticipated. Implementation of cloud infrastructure is a strategic IT decision that involves careful evaluation and promises long term benefits, while application deployment has been more readily adopted in the short term. The experts at this summit will highlight best practices for managing cloud infrastructure, discuss how to distribute workloads in the cloud and give you an overview of what services are available in the market today.

This event will be moderated by Mark Carlson of the SNIA Technical Council, DMTF Board of Directors, Sun Microsystems and

About the Panelists

Val Bernovici is Chairman of the SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative and works in the Office of the CTO at NetApp

Winston Bumpus is president of DMTF and Director of Standards at VMware

Craig Lee is President of Open Grid Forum and Senior Scientist in the Computer Systems Research Department of The Aerospace Corporation

Jon Siegel is Vice President of Technology Transfer at Object Management Group and formerly worked in the Computer Science Research Department at Shell Development Company


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View the full Cloud Computing Summit lineup featuring Frost & Sullivan, Burton Group, Akamai, Zynga, VMware, and more.

Gluecon Cloud Conference

As the “cloud” becomes a common platform, web applications still live in a “stovepipe” world. It’s not a question of “should we move to the cloud?” It’s a question of once some, or most, or all of our web applications live in the cloud, how do we handle the problems of scalability, security, identity, storage, integration and interoperability?

What was the problem of “enterprise application integration” in the late 90s, is now the cambrian explosion of web–based applications that will demand similar levels of integration. The problem, put simply, is how to “glue” all of these apps, data, people, work–flows, and networks together.

Glue is the only conference devoted solely to this new problem–set facing architects, developers and integrators. At Glue, we’ll explore the new technologies that are forming around web applications in a post–cloud world.

SNIA’s own Mark Carlson will be presenting on CDMI at Gluecon, and you can check out the rest of the Gluecon agenda here:

If you’re interested in attending Gluecon, use the code, “snia1” to receive 10% off of the registration. If you’re interested in sponsoring Gluecon, please contact Eric Norlin at

Cloud Device Giveaway

An article in today’s ComputerWorld says that Apple’s new iPad is driving cloud storage. How appropriate then that the Cloud Storage Initiative is giving one away Tuesday night at the Birds of Feather Session.


To get in the drawing, visit the Tuesday SNW Cloud Pavilion or the CSI “taste” booth at the Monday opening reception., then come by the BOF Tuesday April 15, 8:30pm, St. John’s Rooms 32-33 – MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Join the CSI at SNW – April 12-15 in Orlando FL

Take advantage of educational SNIA Tutorials on Cloud, a Pavilion devoted to Cloud Storage Solutions, a “Birds-of-a-Feather” session on Cloud standards, and a Lab where you can go “hands-on” to explore disaster recovery, backup, and archive solutions that run in the cloud. Learn more at and at


WAN Optimization and Cloud Computing Monday, April 12, 1:00pm-1:55pm, Gatlin A2. Learn how WAN optimization is one of the key–and often overlooked–technology component necessary for the adoption of cloud computing.

Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) – the Cloud Storage Standard Monday, April 12, 1:55pm-2:40pm, Gatlin A2. Get an overview of the SNIA published CDMI cloud storage standard overview of the standard and learn how interoperability between clouds is achieved.

Sunshine User Base Accountability With Your Cloud Storage Monday, April 12, 4:05pm-4:50pm. Now more than ever with the onset of cloud storage and the difficulty in making business more accountable for the storage they use, you need tools to calculate and communicate the storage costs to your user base.

Cloud Storage: Where Does it Fit into Tomorrow’s IT? Tuesday, April 13, 4:00pm – 4:55pm, Gatlin E3. Explore the various facets of Cloud Storage and learn about the potential of the Cloud evolution.

Well-Grounded Approach to the Cloud Tuesday, April 13, 4:55pm-5:$0pm, Gatlin E3. Learn about the five pillars on how storage enables the cloud, and how to successfully deploy a service-oriented infrastructure for your cloud environments – private and public.

Cloud Archiving Thursday, April 15, 8:30am – 9:15pm Conway. This tutorial reviews various architectures on how a cloud archive can be built, from private to public and hybrid models, using an organization’s existing information management resources.

Cloud Storage Security Introduction Thursday, April 15, 10:20am-11:05am, Gatlin A4. Learn about techniques to mitigate threats rising from the introduction of computing and data services in a virtualized and service provider context.

Cloud Storage Securing CDMI Thursday, April 15, 11:15am – 12:00pm, Gatlin A4. This session will overview the security of the new CDMI standard, which includes protective measures employed in the management and access of data and storage.


Tuesday April 15, 12:15pm-3:00pm & 5:40pm-8:40pm, Wednesday, April 15, 12:00pm-3:00 pm, Gatlin C. Visit the Pavilion to learn how Cloud Storage Initiative members are transforming the way companies implement the cloud:

Bycast – Protecting and preserving digital assets over their lifetime

Cleversafe – a storage and retrieval system that provides massive scalability, reliability and security

CloudOptix- a cloud virtualization software company that develops MeghaWare software products and solutions

EMC –a multi-tenant storage environment to build on-premise cloud services or leverage a public cloud to deliver content and information services anywhere in the world

Mezeo – providing a software platform for the deployment of cloud storage by service providers

NetApp – providing IT as a Service (ITaaS) with proven technologies for secure multi-tenancy, service automation, data mobility, storage efficiency, and integrated data protection.

Sun Oracle – deploying and backing up Oracle software in the cloud

Monday April 12 – Wednesday April 14, 9:00am-5:00pm & 7:30pm-9:30pm, Gatlin D

“Learn before you leap” into some of the latest cloud storage technologies from cloud providers Asigra, Consonus, and Terremark at this lab open to all IT end user SNW attendees!

Tuesday April 15, 8:30pm, St. John’s Rooms 32-33

Join CSI members and fellow Cloud aficionados in a lively discussion of “all things cloud storage”.

Cloud Storage for Cloud Computing

Gary Mazzaferro and I have created a whitepaper that discusses the coordination going on between two early cloud standards. OCCiLogo.jpg The first is the Open Cloud Computing Interface, or OCCI for short. OCCI is a standard, RESTful interface to control a cloud computing infrastructure in an interoperable manner. It is being developed by the Open Grid Forum (OGF) and early drafts are available on the OCCI Web site.

The second standard is called the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI). CDMI in a similar manner allows for the interoperable access to and control of a cloud SNIAandCloud.jpgstorage infrastructure. CDMI is being developed by the Storage Networking Industry Association. CDMI is also RESTful in design and allows for both a data path and a control path to cloud storage. But CDMI can also be used as the control path for cloud computing storage needs if you couple it with a cloud computing standard such as OCCI.

To learn more about SNIA’s Cloud Data Management
Interface (CDMI) standard, and how it works with Cloud Computing
standards such as the OGF Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) please
download the whitepaper from one of the following locations:

OGF Site