TCS Develops CDMI Automated Test Suite to Support Cloud Storage Interoperability

Tata Consultancy Services , today announced the development of the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) Automated Test Suite (CATS), an innovative solution that enables clients to test their compliance with CDMI specifications, while simultaneously accelerating the development lifecycle of CDMI. TCS’ CATS is the first solution that enables cloud storage companies to test interoperability with Storage Networking Industry Association’s (SNIA) CDMI Version 1.0.1, released in September 2011.

TCS participated along with other service and product vendors in the SNIA Storage Developer Conference 2011 Cloud Plugfest at Santa Clara in September 2011. TCS’ CATS solution enabled the participants to test a defined set of data storage and management scenarios. The mainstream CDMI features tested included create, read, update and delete (CRUD) operations for data, capability, container and queue objects. Plugfest participants were able to accomplish standards implementation interoperability, refinement of the CDMI Reference Implementation and uniform interpretation of the CDMI specification.

Commenting on TCS’ participation in the Cloud PlugFest, Mark Carlson, Co-Chair of SNIA Cloud Technical Work Group and member of SNIA Technical Council, said, “The SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative and the Cloud Technical Work Group greatly appreciates TCS’ active involvement and many contributions to the Cloud Plugfest. The commitment from TCS toward CDMI interoperability and testing tools will accelerate the common use and availability of CDMI throughout private and public clouds.”

The innovative CATS solution fills an industry need for interoperability between cloud storage vendors. Reiterating TCS’ commitment to cloud storage solutions, K Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, TCS, said, “The TCS strategy for cloud computing is based on strategic platforms like iON and the Bank Cloud in India, as well as on a strong set of in-house and co-innovation driven offerings in the enterprise cloud space. For example, our CDMI Automated Test Suite (CATS) solution helps with compliance testing for conformity to SNIA CDMI specifications. Our participation in the SNIA Cloud Plugfest is a clear demonstration of the range and quality of our commitment to enterprise grade cloud solutions in the storage space.”

“We are committed to helping our customers stay ahead of the technology curve,” Nagaraj Ijari, Global Head, High Tech, TCS, added. “Within High Tech, we have been participating in industry associations and working with interoperability specifications such as CDMI. This solution is yet another milestone of our Storage Center of Excellence.”

TCS’ High Tech team leverages its capabilities and expertise in engineering, business process transformation, infrastructure services and IT solutions to deliver end-to-end solutions that help customers not only overcome these challenges, but also realize operational excellence, benefit from innovation and achieve greater profitability. TCS provides optimal, customized and comprehensive solutions across industry segments including computer platform and services companies, software firms, electronics and semiconductor companies, and professional services firms.


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