The Cloud Standards Customer Council™ is an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption. Join the CSCC™ to discover best practices and to learn about cloud standards and open source initiatives within one organization.
The Cloud Standards Customer Council has published a new reference architecture that details how to support e-Commerce solutions using cloud computing. The architecture describes the flows and relationships between business capabilities and architectural components for e-Commerce applications that use cloud computing infrastructure, platforms and/or services. This presentation will outline key considerations for building out advanced e-Commerce capabilities and determining how best to instantiate an e-Commerce system using private, public or hybrid cloud deployment models.
This webinar introduces the CSCC’s deliverable, Cloud Security Standards: What to Expect and What to Negotiate, which was updated in August to highlight the latest developments in cloud security standards. The speakers will provide an overview of the standards, frameworks, and certifications that exist for securing cloud computing environments. This information should help cloud customers evaluate the security support of cloud service providers.
Do you really know the implications for your business of all the terms and conditions listed in the agreements that a public cloud service provider asks you to sign? Public Cloud Service Agreements: What to Expect and What to Negotiate, Version 2.0 was written to help you, the customer, understand the meaning of these terms, obtain clarifications, and sometimes get stronger commitments. This white paper complements the Cloud Standards Customer Council’s Practical Guide to Cloud Service Agreements but goes deeper, based on analyzing dozens of actual agreements. Version 2.0 reflects the evolution of the market, the growing concerns about privacy, the development of hybrid clouds, and more. Join several of the paper’s co-authors who will share best practices to evaluate competing offers.
The Cloud Standards Customer Council will define hybrid cloud computing, explain why this deployment model is essential for addressing business requirements, and outline the key considerations that customers must take into account as they start their transition. The presentation will include strategic and tactical activities for decision makers implementing hybrid cloud solutions. It will cover all the essential technical considerations for hybrid cloud deployment including integration, connectivity, governance, management, security and privacy.
The migration of applications to cloud computing must be done in a strategic and methodical manner. Existing enterprise applications must be thoroughly assessed to determine which workloads can benefit most from early migration to the cloud. Key considerations including costs of migration, application redesign, application performance and availability, security and privacy requirements, and regulatory requirements must be taken into account. The aim of this presentation from the Cloud Standards Customer Council is to provide a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers analyze and consider application migration to cloud computing. The presentation focuses primarily on the migration of applications to public cloud services. It includes a list of steps, along with guidance and strategies, that takes into consideration both business and technical requirements.
The "Practical Guide to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)" was written by the CSCC to provide a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers use the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud service category to solve business challenges. This webcast will share best practices for PaaS architecture, development processes, integration, deployment and operations.
The "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing" whitepaper was written by the CSCC to help enterprise IT and business decision makers adopt cloud computing to solve business challenges. This webcast will help cloud customers evaluate the market from the point of view of their organization’s needs. You will learn how to select the right cloud architecture and implementation approach through the use of in-house staff, cloud vendor(s) or both.
When considering a move to cloud computing, customers must have a clear understanding of potential security benefits and risks associated with cloud computing, and set realistic expectations with their cloud provider. "The Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success" webinar provides a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers analyze the security implications of cloud computing on their business. The presentation will provide guidance and strategies designed to help these decision makers evaluate and compare security offerings from different cloud providers in key areas.
The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) has published Version 2.0 of the Practical Guide to Cloud Service Agreements whitepaper. Cloud Service Agreements (CSA) are a set of documents containing the terms governing the relationship between the cloud customers and cloud service provider. In this webinar, you will be given the tools needed to analyze and negotiate terms outlined in CSAs from different cloud service providers. Authors of the CSCC whitepaper will review a checklist of key criteria and best practices for evaluating CSAs.