The Storage Networking Industry Association says its Cloud Data Management Interface specification—the first industry-developed open standard specifically for data storage as a service—has been designated an international standard by the Joint Technical Committee, a joint effort of the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission.

“There is strong demand for cloud computing standards, and to see one of our most active consortia partners contribute this specification in such a timely fashion is very gratifying,” Karen Higginbottom, chair of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1), said in a statement. “The standard will improve cloud interoperability and is a great result of the cooperation that exists between JTC 1 and SNIA.”

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