More than 100 products are now compliant with the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), making storage easier to implement and manage, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has announced.
This means customers can now purchase products built using a standardised management interface.
SNIA said that more than 100 products from 14 companies - Brocade, CNT, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, LSI Logic Storage Systems, McData, Network Appliance, QLogic, Silicon Graphics, StorageTek and Sun Microsystems - have passed the specification.
Ray Dunn, chairman of the SNIA Storage Management Forum, said in a statement: "For the first time ever, end users will be able to select storage management products with SMI-S conformant interfaces, which will help make their storage simpler to implement and manage.
"We believe SMI-S will ease the day-to-day routines of storage management and that the specification will be widely adopted in all new products by the end of 2005."
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