Standardized open-source code for storage management is finally on its way, group announces.
The Eclipse Foundation formally accepted Aperi as an open-source storage management project on Thursday. Aperi--which is backed by Cisco Systems, IBM and Novell, among others--seeks to develop a standardized open-source code for storage management systems according to specifications established by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
SNIA is a large group that includes leading players in the storage management industry. Aperi consists of a smaller group of SNIA members. The Eclipse Foundation, which was originally founded by IBM, is now an independent entity that oversees open-source projects.