TCS To Offer Certification For Cloud Conformance Testing

by CXOtoday News Desk    Apr 30, 2014


India’s largest IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been appointed as an exclusive certification provider for Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) conformance testing by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

The SNIA launched the CDMI Conformance Test Program (CTP) for cloud vendors to provide interoperability standards for end users. Cloud storage companies will now be able to utilize TCS’ innovative CDMI Conformance Assurance Solution to ensure that their cloud storage products meet SNIA standards with greater efficiency, which leads to faster time-to-market, increased market share and less cost.

The CDMI standard is applicable to all types of cloud - private, public and hybrid, allowing IT departments and end users the freedom to operate between multiple clouds with an industry approved standard for data storage, migration and security. SNIA’s CDMI specification addresses this need, but demonstrating conformance with this specification is a key challenge for cloud storage companies. When done in-house, conformance requires rigorous testing by skilled staff, which in turn escalates product development costs and delays launches.  

TCS’ CDMI Conformance Assurance Solution tests cloud storage products for adherence to SNIA CDMI standards and reports issues that need to be fixed. With SNIA appointing TCS as the only Certification Services and Test Provider and offering support throughout the testing process, TCS’ solution will deliver companies to deliver superior quality CDMI conformant products faster to the market.

 “Our strategic cloud platforms in India and across the globe cater to a broad range of customer needs, while the TCS CDMI Conformance Assurance solution helps cloud storage customers across industries and different types of cloud architecture,” said K Ananth Krishnan, CTO, TCS. He added that the capability to deliver the certification and test services as per SNIA standards and are happy to be their trusted partner in their CTP program.

SNIA continues to develop and promote industry standards to help interoperable use of storage technologies,” said David Dale, SNIA’s Chairman of the Board. “When it comes to cloud storage, we are seeing vendors increasingly adopt the SNIA CDMI standard because end users want to control the destiny of their data and ensure hassle-free data access, data protection and data migration from one cloud service to another,” he said.