The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world's leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products.
DMTF standards are developed to address end user needs, and the important work of the CSCC helps define critical cloud management requirements," said Jeff Hilland, DMTF president. "We value the open exchange and ongoing alliance between DMTF and CSCC, and will continue to collaborate to maintain industry alignment and deliver interoperable standards that best meet customer demand."
The Cloud Standards Customer Council liaises with ISO JTC 1. JTC 1 is the standards development environment where experts come together to develop worldwide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards for business and consumer applications. Additionally, JTC 1 provides the standards approval environment for integrating diverse and complex ICT technologies. These standards rely upon the core infrastructure technologies developed by JTC 1 centers of expertise complemented by specifications developed in other organizations.
We are happy to liaise with cloud user experts in the CSCC, and extend our congratulations on its formation. OASIS standards projects always welcome and benefit from input on requirements and use cases from field experience. We very much look forward to a collaboration that will further the interests of interoperability in the Cloud.
The Open Grid Forum is delighted to be working closely with the CSCC to more sharply define the needs for cloud standards from a customer viewpoint. OGF is a premier standards organization for development, creation, adoption and promotion of standards for distributed computing in areas related to large-scale implementation and technical adoption in large-scale settings. OGF's strengths in standards in the areas of security, data handling and transport, automated service agreements and large-scale computational infrastructures are nicely complemented by the CSCC's strong focus on user and customer needs. OGF's Open Cloud Computing Interface, OCCI (TM) is particularly suited for large-scale adoption in products that require a flexible, vendor-independent neutral RESTful API and interface to cloud resources.
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. OMG has a 22-year commitment to developing standards that build markets and we want to get it right for cloud users.
The Open Group strongly supports any initiative that addresses the priorities of customers for standards and best practices. As a customer driven consortia with over 25 years experience covering the full breadth of standards and certification of conformance from the Single UNIX® Specification to TOGAF® and many in between, we look forward to seeing the results from the CSCC. The Open Group Cloud Computing Work Group has produced a number of documents both with and for customers, that are available to be referenced in other works and would be pleased to support the CSCC and give careful consideration of its output as we move forward in developing standards in this area.
SNIA has a proven track record to deliver commercially relevant standards and professional education for the global storage and data management industry. Specific to cloud computing, SNIA has made many strides serving the industry through its SNW industry event, Cloud Burst Summit, SNIA Tutorial Program, and its Cloud Data Management Data Interface (CDMI) standard. We look forward to an active and ongoing collaboration with CSCC to refine our deliverables and to further coordinate efforts with other leading industry stakeholders and SDOs (Standards Development Organizations). Presentation, Web Site
The TM Forum continues to work with and support enterprise customers from all over the world with their Cloud Computing needs. Both the CSCC and TM Forum’s Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council are working together to remove barriers to adoption and to ensure real world business and technical requirements drive an open and vibrant Cloud marketplace.