Pronounced AH-peh-ree, and is the Latin word for "to open."
Aperi is an open source initiative brought forward by nine companies. Under the Aperi project, the goal is to
develop a common storage
software management platform to manage all
brands of storage systems.
Aperi project members will collaborate to develop an open source-based platform
to manage storage devices. This, in turn, will provide users with more choices
for deploying open-standards-based storage infrastructure software. Aperi
community members can contribute code and take advantage of a common platform
for building storage software applications.
At time of announcement (October 2005) the group of nine companies making up the
Aperi community consist of IBM, Brocade, Cisco, Computer
Associates, Engenio, Fujitsu, McData, Network Appliance and Sun.