The Object Drive TWG was created for the purpose of establishing architectures and standards for disk, solid state and tape drive based functionalities that allow them to be higher level storage nodes in emerging scale out solutions. The TWG creates specifications that enable scale out storage systems to add and remove these nodes incrementally and seamlessly. These specifications are vendor agnostic and support existing and future functionality in drive form factors.
The Object Drive TWG:
Acts as the primary technical entity for the SNIA to identify, develop, and coordinate standards for Object Drives operating as storage nodes in scale out storage solutions.
Produces a comprehensive set of specifications related to data and control path interfaces and protocols.
Promotes interoperability among Object Drive software hosting environments