The SNIA Industry Landscape

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The SNIA Industry Landscape

Vincent Franceschini

Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors

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SNIA in a nutshell

Founded 1997 USA Non
-
profit trade association


501c6

Yearly budget is $5
-
6 Million USD

USA team: 18 people

Worldwide HQ is San Francisco

Global presence in A/NZ, Canada, EMEA, India, Japan, PRC, South
-
Asia and USA

Technology Center Activities in Colorado, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangalore

Focus on Education, Specifications (standards), Industry Alliances, Best Practices,
Plugfests and Conformance Tests for SNIA Specs

No focus on industry lobbying, research, product technology creation

SNIA co
-
owns Storage Networking World event;

SNW brand used in A/NZ, China, Europe and USA

Specification work based on ANSI RAND IP policy

Software development work gated community work with open
-
source licensing

Industry size: $50
-
60B USD for Hardware & Software;

Explosive data growth WW; Aggressive declining $/TB per yr; data density increase;
faster access networks;

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A Market Perspective

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Storage Networking Industry Association

Mission

Lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting
standards, technologies, and educational services to empower
organizations in the management of information


Vision Statements

Be the trusted advisor across all business segments and the recognized
authority in storage technologies in support of information
management

Be the catalyst for the development of information technologies and
storage standards

Establish a strong international presence to address the needs and
requirements of the local storage and information management
marketplace

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SNIA Organization Chart

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SNIA Specifications and
Standards


SMI
-
S: Storage Management Interface

V1.0 ISO; V1.1 ANSI; V1.2 Spec Complete; V1.3 drafted, V1.4 & 1.5 in Dev.

XAM: Metadata API for data archiving and security

V1.0 Spec in Development

IMA: iSCSI Management API


INCITS review

MMA: Multi
-
path Management API


ISO review

DDF: Disk Data Format


V1.2 Spec Complete; V2.0 in Dev

Management Framework


V1.0 Spec in Development

SNIA

INCITS

(ANSI Accred.)

ISO

12 to 18 mo

12 to 15 mo

12 to 15 mo

Spec

USA Std


WW Std

years

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Placeholder for SSM


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SNIA Expands its Focus to “Information”

Focusing on “Storage” or “Storage Networking” per se is no
longer sufficient

Transition started in 2004/5


Technology alone is too abstract to map business drivers

Storage


Information


Information has business value that changes over time


Information needs a managed life cycle


Server


Application


Why is the information important?


How is the information used?


Network


Infrastructure


including mobile resources


And add the Users!


Who uses the Information?


When and Where do they need access?


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The Bigger Picture For SNIA

Storage Service
: methods for
managing the storage

Storage
Service
Client


Storage

Policies

Create, Modify, Maintain,



Storage Policies
: determine
behavior of storage management

Information
Policies

Create, Modify, Maintain,



Information

Information Policies
: determine
behavior of information
management

Data

Policies

Create, Modify, Maintain
, …

Data

Data Policies
: determine behavior
of data management

Data Service
Client

Information
Service
Client

User Interfaces
: administrate
the services

Information Services

Info Service
: methods for
managing the information

Data Services

Data Service
: methods for
managing the data

Storage Services

(i.e. config service)

Provision Storage:

Volumes, Mirrors,
Policies…

Policy “Managers”
: policy
runtime and execution
environment

Manage
Policies
:
control
lifecycle of the
policies
themselves

Storage Domain

Data Domain

Information
Domain

Services
: where automation take place

Communication is
via SMI
-
S over
CIM
-
XML and
WS
-
Management
protocols

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Mgmt































Mgmt







Mgmt

Mgmt

ILM Goal: Resource Management
based on Business Requirements

Data Services

Composite Storage Service (CSS)

Business & Mgmt Applications

Data

Placement

Service

Storage & Storage Services

Data Center Management


Data Service Resource Mgr

Data requirements


Service Level Management


Lifecycle Management


Data classification bridge to

Information
-
based mgmt


Storage solutions


Configuration templates


Resource Management


Management of individual

services

Mgmt







Data

Protection

Service

Mgmt







Data

Security

Service

It’s all about the data!

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New Development Considerations
for SNIA

Some important drivers

Point data management products with
Proprietary Interfaces

Backup, Archive, File
-
systems, etc.

Driving business priorities remains a
difficult manual coordination process

IT users’ struggle to identify all data
locations

Need to achieve Regulatory Compliance

Information Lifecycle Management

Information Assurance


Existing Elements:

Backup software has “policies” for moving
(copying) data
-

based on data protection

HSM software has policies for moving data
based on time and saving costs

FCAS devices have policies for retaining
data

SRM software can tell you who is using
data and how much of it you have


Existing standards to leverage

ILM
-

beginnings of a data
mover/placement profile(s)

NFSv4, (others)
-

extended attributes
(needs common model)

SMI
-
S


Data Policies (QoS for
filesystems? pNFS profile?)

File Movers

NDMP, Grid FTP, etc

Instrument with ILM profiles? Future
standards?


New Developments

Bulk metadata retrieval


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