TF-Storage concluded on 1 April 2016. The community decided to change the scope and re-charter towards cloud platform/software stacks.
Forum for gathering expertise, exchanging and promoting ideas, experience and knowledge related to next-generation, data storage technologies and architectures, delivery models, services and applications:
a. Technology watch for commercial and open source storage technologies: including data centre, clustered and distributed storage systems and solutions.
Led by: PSNC
b. Overview of (national) storage activities and deployments: gathering and publishing (on the wiki and possibly in blogs) the information on projects, activities and deployments of storage systems and services.
Led by: HEAnet
c. On-demand micro-collaboration on ad-hoc well-defined storage topics that facilitates the sharing of knowledge and workload among individuals for the benefit of their home organizations.
Led by GÉANT
Support for the NRENs’ initiatives related to storage infrastructure, services and applications development, evaluation, deployment and maintenance:
a. Evaluation, testing and (possibly) development of scalable and flexible data storage and management systems (Software Defined Storage) following the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) delivery model or objects/cloud storage model.
Led by: PSNC/ACOnet
b. Collecting and publishing cookbooks and best-practices on cost-effective, reliable storage system design, evaluation and tendering. Establish and maintain liaisons with commercials.
Led by: SWITCH/CARNet
|Security and trust in storage systems: legal and technical implications of directives, laws and security best-practices:|
a. Liaising with REFEDS on access federations for storage services.
Led by: Belnet
b. Addressing the security models in storage systems. Liaise with the SIG-ISM; considering the legal implications of EU directives, national laws and recommendations provided by security organizations (ENISA, NIST) related to data privacy and trust, data handling, transfer, processing etc.
Led by: GÉANT
The TF-Storage 4th Terms of Reference can be downloaded from here.
The former TF-Storage pages can be found at https://www.terena.org/activities/tf-storage/
4th mandate of the TF-Storage
1 April 2014 - 30 March 2016
The TF-Storage task force is chaired by
~200 people on the mailing list
Non-exclusive list of active TF participants are
AARnet, ACOnet, ARNES, Belnet, CARNet, CSC/Funet,
CESNET, GRNET, HEAnet, NIIF, NORDUnet, PSNC,
RedIRIS, SUNET, SURFnet, SWITCH, UNINETT, CERN,
Cisco, Desy, IBM, FORTH-ICS, ownCloud, RAL, T-Systems