OpenSDS project was started towards the end of 2016 by a group of companies joined together to resolve key data management pain-points from storage vendors and end users. It was incubated as an open source project under The Linux Foundation to build a community to address those issues in a generic and standardized way.

Project Charter

Currently, there are multiple challenges and pain points due to siloed data/storage services. This project’s vision is to connect all the siloed data solutions to build a self-governed and intelligent data platform which is open, autonomous, ready and real.

OpenSDS Goals

Open

Open Standard and Collaboration
  • No vendor lock-in
  • Not under the control of a single or small group of companies
  • Accelerate development with shared components

Autonomous

Self-governed and Intelligent
  • Siloed data solutions are connected.
  • Automated data service orchestration.
  • Intelligence integrated.

Ready

OpenSDS Certified Suppliers
  • Standard specification for products
  • Compliance and Certification for Vendors
  • Compliance Lab for seamless interoperability.

Real

Designed for real use-cases.
  • Solve common end-user pain points
  • Optimize storage operations and utilization
  • Deploy in traditional or cloud-native environments

Project Governance

The project is currently driven by TSC(Technical Steering Committee), EUAC(End User Advisory Committee) and open source community. It comprises of various organizations and experts from the industry.

Members

IBM
Fujitsu
Huawei
Intel
Western Digital
Dell EMC
Hitachi
LIN BIT
Vodafone
KPN
NTT Communication
China Unicom
Yahoo! JAPAN
Toyota Infotech
GMO PEPABO
IIJ
Click2Cloud
Oregon State University

Architecture

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