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SNIA Forms Alliance, Propels XAM

SAN DIEGO -- The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the Eclipse Foundation today announced that the two organizations will increase their collaboration around open storage management standards such as the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) and the Eclipse Aperi open source project.

This alliance emphasizes both the SNIA’s and Aperi’s shared vision for delivering more choice and greater interoperability to end users,” said Vincent Franceschini, Chairman of the Board of the SNIA. “We are very pleased that SNIA and Aperi will be formalizing our collaboration to help ensure that SMI-S delivers on its promise to the industry. Together, we plan to accelerate further the adoption of SMI-S and help ensure that end users have the confidence that Aperi development efforts are complementary to the SNIA’s SMI-S progress.”

In addition to Aperi software conforming to the SNIA SMI-S standard, the collaboration between the two organizations will span a variety of focus areas including conformance testing, marketing, education, and end user outreach. Additionally, this alliance allows members of Aperi to participate in the SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative, SNIA Conformance Testing Program (SNIA-CTP), and the more recently announced SNIA Management Framework activities surrounding SMI-S, while providing the SNIA with a new opportunity to further penetrate the storage management landscape with SMI-S enabled products.

In a separate release:

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today announced the formation of the XAM Initiative to drive adoption of its forthcoming eXtensible Application Method (XAM) specification.

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