On April 7, the Object Management Group (http://www.omg.org/), announced the Cloud Standards Customer Council (http://www.cloud-council.org/) to guide how we, as an industry, evolve cloud standards based on real world use cases and experiences.
OMG Press release - http://www.omg.org/news/releases/pr2011/04-07-11.htm
The goal of the initiative is to:
- Drive user requirements into the standards development process.
- Establish the criteria for open standards based cloud computing.
- Deliver content in the form of best practices, case studies, use cases, requirements, gap analysis and recommendations for cloud standards.
As Cloud Computing continues to evolve it is very important that the cloud remains Open and that there is a process to make cloud standards customer driven.
The membership has grown from 45 at the launch to over 100 members in a very short two weeks. Members represent a variety of industries and geographies all committed to working towards an Open Cloud.
Mel Greer of Lockheed Martin has been appointed the interim chair of the Council’s Steering Committee. Formal elections of the Steering Committee will take place at the first face-to-face meeting on June 21st.
Your support for the Open Cloud Manifesto is appreciated and we see the Cloud Standards Customer Council as an extension of the Manifesto.
You are invited to have your company join the Cloud Standards Customer Council and add your voice and your requirements to the community and become part of a team dedicated to acceleration the adoption of Cloud Computing and ensuring flexibility, portability and interoperability of Cloud services by ensuring that the cloud remains open.
Membership is free for qualified end-user organizations. The membership application is available at http://www.cloud-council.org/application. Vendors may join as sponsors. For membership or sponsorship questions, contact Ken Berk at email@example.com or +1-781-444 0404.
Make Cloud Standards Customer Driven.
Look forward to your participation in the Cloud Standards Customer Council.
Thank you, Dave
Information Management India - Bloggers Guild
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The first virtual meeting of the CSCC (www.cloud-council.org) has been held. Work is underway to prepare for the first Face to Face meeting in Salt Lake City on June 21st.
Several key areas were discussed, but the ones that surfaced to the top were the identification of candidate Working Groups and also the nomination process for the Steering Committee.
The working group discussion evolved around identifying areas which the members felt that further discussion was needed to ensure that the members' requirements were addressed without reinventing work that has already been completed. The following is a list of the candidate working groups, of which, the ones with the highest priority will be launched on the F2F:
+ IaaS - Evolution from Infrastructure to Workload Management
+ PaaS - Landscape and Boundary
+ SaaS - Industry Vertical ( Retail, Finance, Telco and others)
+ Mapping the Cloud Space
+ Social Business Standards for Cloud
+ Practical Guide for Cloud Computing
+ Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
+ Cloud Computing for Media
+ Cloud Computing for Legal
+ Industry requirements for Cloud Computing
= Financial Services
At the F2F meeting, the chairs of the respective WGs will be elected by the WG participants.
In order to ensure order as the CSCC evolves, a Steering Committee will be put in place with the members of the steering committee coming from the membership. Elections of the Steering Committee will be held on June 21st. To take a leadership role within the CSCC as a member of the Steering Committee, one must be a member of the Council first. The process is simple and for qualified enterprises, there is no fee. If you have any questions on the membership process, please contact Ken Berk, firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.781.444.1132 ext 150
The membership application process can be initiated at www.cloud-council.org/application.
NOTE: Membership has tripled since the announcement in April and is now over 140 companies.
Once the membership process has been completed, one can submit their nomination to be a member of the steering committee by sending an email to email@example.com.
Look forward to your participation in the CSCC and adding your voice to Open Cloud Computing.