SNIA Releases New Version of its Cloud Data Management Interface With Expanded Functionality

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has announced the availability of its Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) version 1.1. CDMI’s new functionality would ease the implementation of CDMI with multiple cloud APIs such as OpenStack Swift and Amazon S3 and include expanded cloud data services feature-sets.

cloud-storage-sniaThe new version is 100% backwards compatible with the previously approved ISO/IEC CDMI version 1.0.2 International Standard. 

CDMI addresses data storage services, data migration, and data security for private, hybrid and public cloud hosting environments with a standards-approved interface.

Key features and capabilities of CDMI version 1.1 include: 

  • Support for other popular industry cloud hosting offerings such as OpenStack Swift and Amazon S3
  • Commercially tested and implemented extensions and feature-sets including Multi-part MIME, Domain Auth Methods, Group Storage System Metadata, Domain Summary Extension for Bandwidth, Expiring ACE and Versioning extensions. A full list can be found at
  • 100% backwards compatibility with CDMI v. 1.0.2 to ensure ease of use for investment protection and forward migration

“We set out to accelerate cloud storage adoption with open data standards that provide vendors and end-users with cloud storage choice, data interoperability and portability,” said Alex McDonald, Chair of the SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI). “With the release of this robust, expanded set of functionality in CDMI version 1.1, including support for de facto industry interfaces such as OpenStack Swift and Amazon S3, we’re rapidly enabling IT professionals to interoperate and manage data movement across multiple clouds seamlessly.”

The SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) is committed to the adoption, growth and standardization of cloud storage and related cloud data services to promote interoperability and portability of data stored in the cloud. 

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of member companies spanning the global storage market. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market.

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