Standards Development Organizations Present at Cloud Standards Customer Council Meeting

June 30, 2011

CSCC Appoints Liaison Officer to Work with Standards Organizations including DMTF, OASIS, OGF, OMG, SNIA, The Open Group and TM Forum

NEEDHAM, Mass., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — At the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) meeting on June 21 in Salt Lake City, UT, several cloud standards development organizations (SDOs) including Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), OASIS, Open Grid Forum (OGF), OMG(®), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and The Open Group presented overviews of their cloud standards work to members. TM Forum will be giving their cloud standards presentation to the members at the next virtual meeting to be held on July 20. CSCC also announced that Andrew Watson, vice president, OMG, has been appointed as CSCC Liaison Officer to the SDOs. The SDOs have been invited to work with CSCC to help drive customer requirements and priorities for cloud computing into their standards development processes. The broad recognition and support of CSCC by standards organizations [see quote sheet] makes it possible to focus the important efforts of those organizations on requirements and priorities of cloud computing customer organizations. For more information on the CSCC, visit http://www.cloud-council.org/.

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“As we’ve stated from the beginning, CSCC is not a standards organization. CSCC recognizes the critical importance of the work these standards organizations do in the cloud computing space,” said Melvin Greer, Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing, Lockheed Martin; chair, CSCC steering committee. “CSCC will be developing requirements for both horizontal and vertical-market cloud deployments which it will share with standards organizations.”

“OMG has a deep respect for those individuals and organizations that are ‘in the trenches’ moving to public and private cloud infrastructure, and realize the importance of their work. We need the input from those cloud veterans that are building real systems,” said Andrew Watson, vice president and technical director, OMG, and CSCC standards liaison officer. OMG has a 22-year commitment to developing standards that build markets and we want to get it right for cloud users.”

The appointment of a Liaison Officer will help to streamline the process of sharing customer requirements into the standards development processes of these leading standards organizations as well as others the CSCC hopes to work with in the future, and help to prevent duplication of efforts. To view the statements of support from each of the SDOs, visit the quote sheet online at http://cloud-council.org/sdol.

Membership in the CSCC 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 ken.berk@omg.org or +1-781-444 0404.

About the Cloud Standards Customer Council

The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) is an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud’s successful adoption, and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. The Council is not a standards organization, but will complement existing cloud standards efforts and establish a core set of client-driven requirements to ensure cloud users will have the same freedom of choice, flexibility, and openness they have with traditional IT environments. The Cloud Standards Customer Council is open to all end-user organizations. CA Technologies, IBM, Kaavo, Rackspace and Software AG are Founding Sponsors. For more information on CSCC, visit http://www.cloud-council.org. The CSCC is managed by OMG(®.)

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SOURCE Cloud Standards Customer Council

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