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.Read more >
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.Read more >
Engine generators are a mission-critical component for data centers, ensuring resilience, stability, and business continuity. In August 2012 the Tier Standard: Topology was updated, altering the way Uptime Institute adjudicates the engine generator suitability and capacity for Tier Certification. This change allowed manufacturers and designers a bit more flexibility than the ISO 8528-1 standard does by definition. Previously the Tier Certification capacities were tied only to the ISO standard. To clear up any confusion between the old and new standards, in this webinar we explain the current criteria and variables for engine generator ratings, outline the parameters for each Tier certification level, and discuss how to apply these standards to your facility and operations.Read more >
Join Mark Carlson as he hosts this panel discussion on Accelerating Cloud Adoption via Standards & Collaboration along with Val Bercovici, Chair of the SNIA CSI Governing Board, Winston Bumpus, President of DMTF, Craig Lee, President of OGF & Jon Siegel, VP of Technology Transfer at OMG.Read more >
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are an important subset of IoT applications. They are made possible by sharing multimodal transport information across data owners, application developers, service providers and end-users to deliver innovative services.
By exposing historically closed data assets to different stakeholders, Intelligent Transport Systems deliver significant economic gains; citizens benefit through informative services; journeys become more efficient; and, a transport assets start to generate higher returns. ITS will also have a profound impact on regional economic development by fostering new business start-ups, for example.
This webinar examines the intelligent-transport needs of local government and transport-sector authorities in the UK and how the oneM2M standard addresses their operational requirements across a broad set of stakeholders. Presenters from Arup, Buckinghamshire Country Council and InterDigital will describe how a public-private consortium field trial is using the standard within the oneTRANSPORT project. The pilot is being rolled out across several counties in the UK, covering a population of over 4m people. The webinar will also illustrate new application opportunities and business models for local authorities to monetize their assets including early Return-on-Investment projections for a viable, long-term deployment.
Nils Puhlmann, Co-Founder, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
Richard Soley, CEO, Object Management Group (OMG)
David Fatscher, ICT Sector Development Manager, British Standards Institution (BSI)
Paul Rivett, CNet Training
ICTFOOTPRINT will hold a free webinar about ICT Standards for Data Centres and ICT Sustainability on 20th December 2016, 15:00 CET, open to all those with an interest in becoming more sustainable in their ICT.
During the 1-hour webinar, Lance Rϋtimann (Vice President of The Green Grid) will share his views and tips, on how the European EN 50600 Series of Standards came about as a motivation to deliver a comprehensive EN standard for Data centres to help rise to the challenge of various situations such as one room to multiple building facilities and diverse business models with individual complexities.
Moreover, Joe Baguley (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, EMEA at VMware) will provide us with stimulating insights on some major recommendations that VMWare works on whilst minimising its ICT corporate footprint, described in VMware's Global Impact Report 2015 - Force for Good.
Plus, Jean Manuel Canet (Vice-Chairman Working Party “ICT and climate change” at International Telecommunication Union) will explain some ITU-T methodologies for a sustainable ICT.
Follow the webinar about the EN 50600 Series of Standards, with Lance Ruetimann (Siemens) illustrating the EN 50600 motivations, key aspects and main impact
Get the answers to four common questions about using data standards to grow your business.Read more >
“Information can have great value as an organisational asset but can be a toxic liability if not handled properly” (Richard Thomas, UK Information Commissioner, 2008)
Advances in new technologies make it easier for organisations to collect greater amounts of data (especially personal data) and deliver more targetted services, but these same advances also raise concerns, not least about the ability of organisations to manage effectively such unprecedented volumes. These are challenges which can only be met by effective information governance.
Information governance is fast being recognized as a critical component of corporate governance and is about more than just ensuring data is secure. Data must also be collected, stored, retrieved, shared and destroyed in ways that enable an organisation to meet its objectives and customers’ needs, while still meeting legal obligations under data protection. With supply-chains becoming ever more complex, when organisations want reassurance that those with whom they do business operate to a common framework of information governance, standards are increasingly the accepted ‘lingua-franca’.
Virtualization technology enables IT personnel to respond to business needs more rapidly with lower cost and improved operational efficiencies. At the same time, interoperability and portability of applications are key for organizations that have purchased virtualization platforms from more than one vendor or want to take advantage of cloud service offerings.
In this session we will discuss how existing DMTF standards enables workload interoperability across different virtualization technologies and enable unified management of such environments. We will also discuss DMTF's Open Cloud Standards Incubator and explain how DMTF virtualization standards can be utilized to achieve interoperability between private clouds within enterprises and hosted or public cloud providers.
4th in a series of 4 webcasts introducing oneM2M, the global standards initiative for machine to machine communications and the Internet of Things.
This webcast addresses how oneM2M covers Management, Abstraction and Semantics (MAS), which are the key enabling capabilities for hiding the heterogeneity and providing high level interoperability for the variety of M2M/IoT devices and applications. The topic is under the major responsibility of oneM2M MAS WG.
We'll introduce to you:
– The concepts of M.A.S. and their relationships
– The common service capabilities provided as M.A.S.
– The architecture design and the protocol mapping for M.A.S.
– The vision and evolution of oneM2M on M.A.S.
Dr. Yongjing Zhang is a Standard Research Project Lead of Carrier Software Business Unit at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, responsible for telco service related standard activities, innovation research as well as product planning. His professional areas include SIP/IMS, Messaging, Personal Network, Device Management, and most recently M2M/IoT and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).
Among his active participation in several standard organizations, he is now serving as the chairman of the oneM2M MAS (Management, Abstraction & Semantics) Working Group.
This video demonstration tells the story of an oil and gas producer located in the North Sea and their need to comply with performance standards for safety-critical elements on their off-shore facilities.
They were faced with several challenges, including:
- Trouble verifying that maintenance plans in their IBM Maximo system conformed with performance standards
- An inability to find and update all of the affected maintenance plans and job plans in Maximo when a performance standard was changed
- Difficulty demonstrating that they had assessed their data, and were in compliance
The cloud computing market continues to grow as rapidly as ever and yet, only a small portion of the true value of cloud has been realized.
Interoperability, portability and security are some of the biggest roadblocks slowing down the advancement of the cloud. The ability to port data, applications and share cloud services across multiple environments, while ensuring data protection and transparency is on top of every organization’s wish list today. A standardized set of principles can assist these organizations in utilizing the offerings of the cloud to the fullest.
In this roundtable discussion, hear about the current state of cloud standards, the latest developments and how these changes affect your organization and the industry as a whole.
Steven Woodward, Canadian Cloud Council (cCc)
Dave Casper, Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA)
Alex McDonald, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
Winston Bumpus, Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)
Claude Baudoin, Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC)
Join this webinar live for an opportunity to engage in a discussion with the leading minds in the industry!
LTFS tape technology provides compelling economics for bulk transportation of data between enterprise locations and to and from clouds. This Webcast provides an update on the joint work of the LTFS and Cloud Technical Working Groups on a bulk transfer standard that uses LTFS to allow for the reliable movement of data and merging of namespaces. This Webcast introduces the use cases for inter and intra-enterprise data transport, and cloud data transport, and describes the entities and XML documents used to control the data transfer process.Read more >
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.
Strategy Markup Language (StratML) is an XML-based standard vocabulary and schema for the information commonly contained in strategic and performance plans and reports.
Its creators believe widespread implementation of this open, standard, machine-readable data format can elevate and expedite knowledge worker productivity to levels previously unthinkable.
Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and Owen Ambur, Chair of the AIIM StratML Committee as Owen explains how this standard can be used to align content with strategic objectives. Owen will also explain why all of the existing social networking services are immature for business-quality usage and how, combined with an open, standard, machine-readable data format like StratML, they can be leveraged to elevate and expedite productivity to levels previously unthinkable. Owen will also demonstrate how a simple Web-based XForms form can be used to render plans in StratML format.
Cloud computing will not reach its full potential without fully developed and stable management and context standards. Customers indeed expect freedom of choice, increased control and interoperability, as a tool for fair competition and unfettered innovation. Effective interoperability demands common technical and legal parameters, which are related to open standards and governance.
While part one of the CloudWATCH webinar focused on technical aspects of existing and widely deployed Cloud-related standards, this part two will highlight governance and governmental issues around Cloud standardisation:
- Which combination of standards suits best your specific use case, and what is the status and position of governmental standards adoption such as expressed in ISO and IEC bodies?
- If you are using a cloud standard or would like to, we want to hear why, if the benefits as you expected, and what pitfalls or moments of enlightenment have you had.
Michel Drescher, Technical Manager, EGI & CloudWATCH
- John Messina, NIST Cloud Computing Program, Chair of the IEEE P2301 CPIP Working Group Chair
IEEE - P2301 - Guide for Cloud Portability and Interoperability Profiles (CPIP).
- Peter Deussen, Fraunhofer FOKUS
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38 Distributed Application Platforms and Services.
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.Read more >
Policies, standards and guidelines are all things we consultants like to talk about all the time. But, sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between them.
In this webinar, information management expert, Kristina Podnar, and digital governance strategist, Lisa Welchman, will examine the differences between policies and standards, guidelines and procedures, and discuss when to use them based on desired outcomes.
Cloud computing will not reach its full potential without the full development and stable management of standards. Customers expect the freedom of choice, increased control, and interoperability as a tool for fair competition and unfettered innovation in cloud services. Effective interoperability demands common technical and legal parameters, which are related to open standards and governance. This webinar with CloudWATCH provides user experience on standards-based interoperability. It will see authors and users of standards already implemented in EGI Federated Cloud. Learn from the experience of others as they showcase benefits and best-practices.
If you are using a cloud standard or would like to
- Why is it needed
- Are the benefits as expected?
- What pitfalls have you had?
- What moments of enlightenment have you had?
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.Read more >
Intel Network Builders embraces a wide variety of hardware and software technology partners, integrating with hardware and software infrastructure at many touch-points. This webinar talks about where Intel and Red Hat are prioritizing the interfaces we work with based on open standards and open source. We'll talk about different open interfaces and standards, whether at the network layer, the operating system, storage subsystem, and so on. We'll also discuss what to look for in deciding whether a standard or interface as truly open. In short, this webinar tells you where we'd like our technologies to meet up.
This is part two of a three part webinar series. If you want to go back and watch the first webinar: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12229/141885