Vendors have Vision for future storage

New initiative to deliver on cloud in 2013

A European-wide project to improve interoperability of storage in the cloud could make the way that data is held and manipulated much easier.

The Vision project, which is sponsored by the European Union, is being supported by many of the leading players in IT including France Telecom, IBM Israel, Telefonica, Siemens, Italian TV company RAI, SAP, Orange and Telenor.

According to Daniel Sazbon, board member of the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA), one of the other organisations behind the initiative, there are several factors driving the initiative, mainly hinging on the way that data can be stored across different media and moved between different cloud providers, while conforming to open standards. He said that some of these factors included the use of an object data model, computational storage and content-centric access,

Sazbon said that the project, which started earlier this year and is scheduled to end in 2013, would help improve storage in the cloud for different types of company, such as telcos, health companies and media firms. "The user case that is being developed, for example, is that it can be accessible for different devices, accessed from different devices," he said.

He added that Vision was the most significant data storage in the cloud initiative. Sazbon explained followed in the footsteps of an earlier EU project, Reservoir, but Vision was more comprehensive.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags storage market

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Maxwell Cooter

Techworld
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?