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Dell EMC to Join Open Source OpenSDS Project to Advance Storage Interoperability, Contribute Code
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today welcomed Dell EMC to the OpenSDS Project. The OpenSDS community is forming to address software-defined storage integration challenges with the goal of driving enterprise adoption of open standards.

As part of its support for the open source project, Dell EMC is also contributing its first project to OpenSDS, the CoprHD SouthBound SDK (SB SDK), to help promote storage interoperability and compatibility. The SB SDK allows developers to build drivers and other tools with the assurance that they will be compatible with a wide variety of enterprise-class storage products.

The OpenSDS Project is comprised of storage users and vendors, including Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei, Oregon State University and Vodafone. The project will also seek to collaborate with other upstream open source communities such as Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Docker, OpenStack and Open Container Initiative.

"Dell EMC is a welcome addition to the OpenSDS Project and we look forward to its input," said Cameron Bahar, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer of storage at Huawei. "We invite other vendors and enterprise customers to follow Dell EMC's lead, and to join us in creating an open storage controller solution across cloud, containerized, virtualized and other environments, and make storage-as-a-service a reality."

Join Dell EMC on Tuesday, December 20 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST/18:00 GMT for an introduction and architectural tour of the SB SDK, to be webcast live on YouTube. Dell EMC will demonstrate the current capabilities of the SB SDK and provide an overview of the project's roadmap.

"As the first storage vendor to open source a software-defined storage controller, we're very excited to join OpenSDS," said John Mark Walker, Director of Product Management for Dell EMC. "We look forward to collaborating with customers, partners and other vendors to create open source tools and standards for storage interoperability."

The OpenSDS technical community hosts discussions on a dedicated mailing list: For more information about OpenSDS, please email

Published Monday, December 19, 2016 12:12 PM by David Marshall
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