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 CSCC has published an API Management reference architecture that describes how to build and maintain an effective API Management platform that drives digital transformation. APIs allow companies to open up data and services to external third party developers, business partners, and internal departments within the company to create innovative channel applications and new business opportunities.
An effective API management platform provides a layer of controlled and secure self-service access to core business assets for reuse. In this webinar, the authors of the reference architecture will cover the architectural components and capabilities that make up a superior API Management Platform and will also cover important runtime characteristics and deployment considerations.
IT environments are now fundamentally hybrid in nature – devices, systems, and people are spread across the globe, and at the same time virtualized. Achieving integration across this ever changing environment, and doing so at the pace of modern digital initiatives, is a significant challenge.
This presentation introduces a hybrid integration reference architecture published by the Cloud Standards Customer Council. Attend this webinar to learn best practices from leading-edge enterprises that are starting to leverage a hybrid integration platform to take advantage of best of breed cloud-based and on-premises integration approaches.
In this webinar, the CSCC will share a reference architecture for delivering Enterprise Social Collaboration solutions. The presentation will cover the technical capabilities and integration requirements necessary to enable social collaboration. Presenters will discuss the flows and relationships between business capabilities, functional areas, and architectural components delivered as a cloud solution.
Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to leverage social collaboration tools to harness ideas, exchange information, and increase the speed of innovation across the business. The presenters will demonstrate a real-world example to illustrate these points.
Subject matter experts from the CSCC will present an overview of the security standards, frameworks, and certifications that exist for cloud computing. We’ll also discuss privacy considerations in light of new regulations (e.g., EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). This presentation will help cloud customers understand and distinguish between the different types of security standards that exist and assess the security standards support of their cloud service providers.
One of the biggest problems facing cloud adoption is cloud interoperability. The topics of interoperability and portability are significant considerations in relation to the use of cloud services, but there is confusion and misunderstanding of exactly what this entails.
Cloud portability, the ability to move applications and data from one cloud computing environment to the other, is becoming increasingly difficult for those with multiple cloud providers. This guide provides a clear definition of interoperability and portability and how these relate to various aspects of cloud computing and to cloud services.
This webinar will describe interoperability and portability in terms of a set of common cloud computing scenarios, including emerging standards and initiatives. This approach assists in demonstrating that both interoperability and portability have multiple aspects and relate to a number of different components in the architecture of cloud computing, each of which needs to be considered in its own right. The aim is to give both cloud service customers and cloud service providers guidance in the provision and selection of cloud services indicating how interoperability and portability affect the cost, security and risk involved.
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.