CLOUD INTEROPERABILITY BOF There are an increasing number of Cloud Storage offerings available on the market today with more being added seemingly every week. But how easy is it to move from one cloud provider to another one? How easy is it to move your data (and the metadata you have created) between the various providers? Please plan to join the SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) Monday evening (Jan 23rd) at the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose for a Birds of Feather (BOF) session on Cloud Storage Interoperability. The meeting will take place from 6-7:30pm. Topics include: Cloud Plugfest plans for 2012 Discussion of Cloud Storage Conformance Programs Cloud Storage Interoperability Demos (SNW, SDC, others) CDMI conformance test plans and testing tools The CSI is considering the creation of an Interoperability Committee to oversee and govern the operation of these types of activities, and is looking for volunteers to step up and help lead as well as take on projects in this space. For individuals who can make a commitment, complimentary individual membership in the CSI can be offered (regardless of whether your company is a CSI member). This event is part of the SNIA Winter Symposium. Please Register (free) if you plan to attend.