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Claude Baudoin, owner, cébé IT & Knowledge Management
Introducing the OMG’s Data Residency Maturity Model
With the rise of managed IT services and cloud computing, sensitive data is regularly moved across countries and jurisdictions, which can be in direct conflict with various international, national or local regulations dictating where certain types of data can be stored (e.g., the European Union’ General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR). Data residency is also a consideration of data owners responsible for protecting and securing data from unintended access.
The Object Management Group® (OMG®), a technology standards consortium, launched a working group in 2015 to address the challenges of data residency and define a standards roadmap to help stakeholders manage the location of their data and metadata.
Given the complexity of the issue, a stepwise improvement plan is necessary. This webinar will introduce a new Data Residency Maturity Model (DRMM) proposed in December 2017. Similar to the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) invented in 1990 at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), the DRMM contains five maturity levels aimed at helping an organization improve their practices and governance of data residency. The OMG seeks feedback on the DRMM and calls on all interested parties to contribute to this work.
Dan O’Prey, Chair of Hyperledger Marketing Committee and CMO at Digital Asset
Tracy Kuhrt, Community Architect, Hyperledger
Hyperledger is an umbrella open source project started in December 2015 by the Linux Foundation to support the collaborative development of blockchain-based distributed ledgers across industries. A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked and secured using cryptography. Transactions between two parties are recorded efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.
In this webinar, Dan O’Prey and Tracy Kuhrt will present an update on the blockchain market, industry trends, and new Hyperledger projects. They will discuss the technical items delivered over the last 6 months and focus areas for Hyperledger in 2018.
Version 2.0 of Interoperability and Portability for Cloud Computing: A Guide is now available.
This paper from the Cloud Standards Customer Council provides a clear definition of interoperability and portability and how these concepts relate to different components in the architecture of cloud computing, each of which needs to be considered in its own right. Version 2.0 reflects the new ISO/IEC 19941 Cloud Computing Interoperability and Portability standard and its facet models of interoperability, data portability, and application portability.
In this webinar, authors of the paper will discuss how to select and provision cloud services indicating how interoperability and portability affect the cost, security and risk involved.
Version 3.0 of Security for Cloud Computing: Ten Steps to Ensure Success has just been released for publication. As organizations consider a move to cloud computing, it is important to weigh the potential security benefits and risks involved and set realistic expectations with cloud service providers. The aim of this guide to help enterprise information technology (IT) and business decision makers analyze the security implications of cloud computing on their business.
In this webinar, authors of the paper will discuss:
• Security, privacy and data residency challenges relevant to cloud computing
• Considerations that organizations should weigh when migrating data, applications, and infrastructure to a cloud computing environment
• Threats, technology risks, and safeguards for cloud computing environments
• A cloud security assessment to help customers assess the security capabilities of cloud service providers
The Practical Guide to Cloud Computing is the CSCC’s seminal deliverable outlining key definitions, characteristics, and benefits of cloud computing. The heart of the guide is a comprehensive 10-step “Roadmap for Cloud Computing” containing guidance and strategies for the successful migration and deployment of cloud computing applications.
In this webinar, the authors will review each of the 10 steps in the guide and highlight the technical changes made to this latest version including the emergence of hybrid cloud, containers, serverless computing and microservices architectures.
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For cloud computing, interoperability and portability related challenges are likely to intensify and become more difficult to manage as systems grow more complex and interconnected, especially with the use of multiple cloud services as part of a system. In this webinar, the Cloud Standards Customer Council will receive an update on a new ISO Cloud Computing Interoperability and Portability specification - ISO/IEC 19941. This new ISO standard specifies cloud computing interoperability and portability types and the relationship and interactions between these two cross-cutting aspects of cloud computing. It also provides a model to enable a clear description of interoperability and portability when building and using systems based on cloud computing.
Attending this webinar is beneficial for all parties involved in cloud computing – cloud service customers, cloud service providers, and cloud service partners – to gain a common understanding of interoperability and portability for their specific needs.
Today, the majority of big data and analytics use cases are built on hybrid cloud infrastructure. A hybrid cloud is a combination of on-premises and local cloud resources integrated with one or more dedicated cloud(s) and one or more public cloud(s). Hybrid cloud computing has matured to support data security and privacy requirements as well as increased scalability and computational power needed for big data and analytics solutions.
This webinar summarizes what hybrid cloud is, explains why it is important in the context of big data and analytics, and discusses implementation considerations unique to hybrid cloud computing.
The CSCC has published version 2.0 of Cloud Customer Architecture for Big Data & Analytics – a reference architecture that describes elements and components needed to support big data and analytics solutions using cloud computing. Version 2.0 of the architecture includes support for new use cases and cognitive computing.
Big data analytics (BDA) and cloud computing are a top priority for CIOs. As cloud computing and big data technologies converge, they offer a cost-effective delivery model for cloud-based analytics. Many companies are experimenting with different cloud configurations to understand and refine requirements for their big data analytics solutions.
This webinar will cover:
• Business reasons to adopt cloud computing for big data and analytics capabilities
• Proven architecture patterns that have been deployed in successful enterprise BDA projects
• An architectural overview of a big data analytics solution in a cloud environment with a description of the capabilities offered by cloud providers
Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) are integrated products that provide for the management of public, private and hybrid cloud environments. The rise of hybrid IT architectures increases the need for process harmonization and tools interoperability to address evolving requirements through the use of a CMP.
This webinar will cover:
•A review of CMP capabilities
•How to operate and manage applications and data across hybrid cloud infrastructures
•Available CMPs on the market today
•Evaluation criteria for selecting a CMP to meet your needs
Blockchain technology has the potential to have a major impact on how institutions process transactions and conduct business. At its core, blockchain features an immutable distributed ledger and a decentralized network that is cryptographically secured. A blockchain is a historical record of all the transactions that have taken place in the network since the beginning of the blockchain and serves as a single source of truth for the network.
Attend this webinar to learn about the capabilities of a Blockchain cloud reference architecture including deployment considerations and specific application examples.
Cloud Foundry is an open source platform for deploying and managing cloud applications. Cloud Foundry CTO, Chip Childers, will provide an overview of the Cloud Foundry platform, its various use cases, and core project updates. Chip will discuss the technical benefits of the platform, highlight the technical direction of the project, explain focus areas for 2017, and provide highlights from the Cloud Foundry Summit, June 13-15 in Santa Clara, CA.