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March 26, 2015 CSCC Cloud Privacy Summit in Reston, VA

Privacy is gaining in importance across the globe, often involving laws and regulations, relating to the acquisition, storage, and use of personally identifiable information (PII). The CSCC will bring together acknowledged cloud technology and business leaders from government and other industries to exchange information concerning privacy in the cloud.  

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June 25-26, 2015 CIO Cloud Summit in Chicago, IL - Partner Event Produced by CDM Media

In just a few years, cloud computing has transformed from an ambitious concept into a mainstream tool. As CIOs need to operate a lightweight, leaner and more efficient IT shop, cloud-based applications and services have been well received by CIOs working to support the highly demanding and dramatically changing enterprise. However, many things are still unknown about the cloud. 

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December 8-9, 2014 CIO Cloud Summit in Scottsdale, AZ - (Partner Event Produced by CDM Media)

In just a few years, cloud computing has transformed from an ambitious concept into a mainstream tool. As CIOs need to operate a lightweight, leaner and more efficient IT shop, cloud-based applications and services have been well received by CIOs working to support the highly demanding and dramatically changing enterprise. However, many things are still unknown about the cloud. 

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Past Event Archive:
February 18, 2015 Webinar: Web Application Hosting Cloud Architecture

This webinar will discuss the latest CSCC whitepaper, Web Application Hosting Cloud Architecture, which describes vendor neutral best practices for hosting web applications in the cloud. The architectural elements described in the paper are needed to instantiate a web application hosting environment using private, public, or hybrid cloud deployment models. Contributors to the whitepaper will discuss architectural components, flow, and deployment considerations. 

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December 16, 2014 Webinar: Interoperability and Portability for Cloud Computing: A Guide

Cloud computing is rapidly growing in importance for many organizations, with ongoing take-up of a wide range of cloud services and the transition of both data and applications to cloud computing environments. 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.

This webinar will discuss the CSCC whitepaper, Interoperability and Portability for Cloud Computing: A Guide, which provides a clear definition of interoperability and portability, and how these relate to various aspects of cloud computing and to cloud services. A set of common cloud computing scenarios are used to describe interoperability and portability considerations and requirements including recommendations on how to address them.

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November 21, 2014 Webinar: Migrating Applications to the Cloud: Assessing Performance and Response Time Requirements

Assessing applications and workloads for readiness for migration to the cloud allows organizations to determine which applications and data can -- or cannot -- be readily moved, and which delivery models (public, private, or hybrid) can be supported. It is common for an application being migrated to the cloud to have connections of various kinds. Typically, the more connections discovered or required, the less suitable the application is for migration. You must understand and address the impact of these connections on performance.

This webinar discusses the new CSCC whitepaper, Migrating Applications to the Cloud: Assessing Performance and Response Time Requirements, including a discussion of best practices and steps to perform. 

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October 22, 2014 Webinar: OASIS TOSCA: Enabling Application Portability in the Cloud

The Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) is a new open standard created with the active participation of leading technology vendors, cloud service providers, and customers that enables businesses to capture and automate their cloud-based applications. TOSCA applications capture the knowledge of experts in reusable application components, component relationships and dependencies, policies, and a wide range of requirements that could be automatically matched to corresponding cloud service provider capabilities. This approach offers true cloud application portability and semi-automatic management across cloud providers regardless of underlying platform or infrastructure; thus expanding customer choice, improving reliability, and reducing cost and time-to-value. In this webinar, Matt Rutkowski, Co-chair of the TOSCA Interoperability Subcommittee, gives the CSCC and update on TOSCA. 

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October 15, 2014 Webinar: The State of Cloud Standards in 2014: Interoperability, Portability and Security

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. Moderator: Steven Woodward, Canadian Cloud Council (cCc). Panelists: 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).

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September 18, 2014 CSCC Summit: Preparing for the Post-IaaS Phase of Cloud Adoption in Austin, TX

As IaaS adoption has now entered the mainstream, technologies and services that build upon it --
specifically PaaS in its many and varied forms -- will become more of a focal point for cloud consumers, and will be more disruptive to the traditional IT organization and business processes than IaaS was. 

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July 31, 2014 Webinar: Deploying Big Data Analytics to the Cloud: Roadmap to Success

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July 17, 2014
Webinar: Highlights of OpenStack Icehouse and OpenStack Summit

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June 18, 2014 Cloud Industry Symposium in Boston, MA

The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) Cloud Industry Symposium, held on June 18, 2014, brought together Cloud leaders to exchange information about current projects, future plans and prioritized requirements. Cloud providers offered their opinions and experience relating to Cloud technology; its demands and opportunities. This event appealed to a broad range of cloud participants since the challenges, requirements and best practices for cloud computing in various industries are similar.

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April 24, 2014
Webinar: Cloud Foundry Takes Another Big Step

On Monday, February 24, Pivotal announced its intention to form an independent, non-profit organization that would provide leadership for the Cloud Foundry open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) project, to be called the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Pivotal is joined by IBM, RackSpace, HP, SAP, EMC, and VMWare, each of whom have also expressed their intent to be Platinum sponsors of the foundation when it is established. Pivotal has committed to transfer the project's open source assets and its management to the Cloud Foundry Foundation.

An effective, functioning governance model that draws from other proven and successful open source initiatives, like OpenStack, will set Cloud Foundry up for long-term success. This announcement ushers in a new era for the open cloud, accelerating Cloud Foundry to drive deeper industry collaboration and momentum for critical industry standards. Users in all industries can be confident betting on Cloud Foundry with its growing number of members, strong ecosystem support, maturing technology and now a drive towards open governance.

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March 24, 2014 Public Sector Cloud Summit

Thank you to all who attended the Cloud Standards Customer Council ( CSCC) Public Cloud Sector Summit on March 24 in Reston, Virginia. The CSCC brought together public sector Cloud leaders for an exchange of information about current projects, future plans and prioritized requirements. Cloud providers offered their opinions and experience relating to Cloud technology; its demands and opportunities. The event appealed to a broad range of cloud participants since the challenges, requirements and best practices for cloud computing in the public sector are very similar and relevant to other industries. 

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February 20, 2014 Webinar: Social Business in the Cloud: Achieving Measurable Business Results 

As social technologies have evolved, they have increased in adoption across a wide spectrum of businesses, industries, and geographies. Some organizations, usually with strong business and IT alignment, are realizing that social technologies initiated for one business activity can spark innovative uses in other areas. This insight creates motivation to widen the reach and adoption of these investments. Unfortunately, this is not always the case; many organizations are still struggling with how to justify the business impact of social technology, which has become a key inhibitor to adoption. Further exacerbating the challenge is the perceived complexity of combining social technologies with investments in adjacent technologies like cloud, big data, and mobile computing. This presentation introduces five principles as a guide to succeeding with social business technologies.

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February 10, 2014
Webinar: Overview of Open Cloud Summit at IBM Pulse conference

Cloud computing is here to stay, but to truly enable the creation of new business services quickly and easily, we need standards and a strong open ecosystem. At IBM Pulse 2014, the second Open Cloud Summit will be held. The CSCC plays an important role in the open cloud ecosystem and will play an important role in the Summit agenda. In this webinar, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10 from 2:00 - 2:30 EST, we will discuss why Open Cloud Architecture is important and what you can learn from industry experts at the Open Cloud Summit on Feb 23 from 4-6 in Las Vegas.

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January 16, 2014
Webinar: Migrating Applications to Public Cloud Services: Roadmap to Success

The CSCC recently published a new whitepaper that provides a roadmap for successfully migrating applications to the cloud. Please join the authors of the paper who will provide an overview of the paper and answer questions in a Q&A session. Across all industries, momentum is building to migrate applications to cloud computing. However, 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.

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December 5, 2013 Webinar: Highlights of the recent OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong

OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter. In early November 2013, OpenStack held its semi-annual Summit in Hong Kong, the first international destination in OpenStack’s three-plus years of existence. In addition to focusing on the design of the next release (Icehouse), the Summit had an increased emphasis on users who want to understand the “what”, “why” and “how” of OpenStack. Join Mark Collier, COO OpenStack Foundation, who will cover the highlights of the Hong Kong Summit and provide insight into the upcoming Icehouse OpenStack release

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October 30, 2013

Webinar: Cloud Security Standards:  What to Expect & What to Negotiate

As cloud service customers assess the security standards support of their cloud service providers, it is important to understand and distinguish the different types of security standards that exist. Guidance and recommendations are provided on which standards and certifications should be required of prospective cloud service providers. The authors of the CSCC Cloud Security Standards paper provide an overview and answer questions in a Q & A session.  

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September 25, 2013 Webinar: CloudFoundry Presentation

Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service, providing a choice of clouds, developer frameworks and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. It is an open source project and is available through a variety of private cloud distributions and public cloud instances. Join Christopher Ferris ,Distinguished Engineer, IBM Software Group, Standards Strategy for this virtual meeting and learn more about CloudFoundry and how you can be involved!

August 7, 2013 Webinar: Intro to KVM Managegment Tool, Project Kimchi

IBM is in the early stages of contributing an open source, web based tool for KVM management to serve as an on-ramp for new KVM installations, Kimchi. We will give an overview of Kimchi, a short demonstration, and tell you how you can get involved.

June 27, 2013 Webinar: OSLC Presentation for CSCC

This webinar explores how various integration approaches and ways to collaborate on tool and application integration have fallen short in the enterprise and are even more limiting in cloud environments. With the nature of the integration problem understood, we'll look at how OSLC offers a solution based on the architecture of the web through scenario-driven, minimalist, specifications created by an open community.

April 26, 2013 Webinar: The Public Cloud Service Agreements: What to Expect and What to Negotiate  
This webinar reviews the latest deliverable from the CSCC. The authors of the paper
Provide an overview of Public Cloud SLAs and answer questions in a Q & A session.

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April 11, 2013 CSCC Virtual Meeting - TOSCA Update
March 18, 2013 Big Data in the Cloud: Preparing for the Future

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November 15, 2012 Webinar: Impact of Cloud Computing on Healthcare

The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) will be holding a webinar to introduce a new whitepaper, “Impact of Cloud Computing on Healthcare,” on November 15, 2012 at 11am. The whitepaper itself has been published and is available for free download. Anyone interested in learning more about the “Impact of Cloud Computing on Healthcare” whitepaper should attend this free webinar and download a free copy of the document.

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October 24, 2012 Join Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director at OpenStack Foundation for our next virtual meeting! 

OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.

September 18, 2012 Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success  

This webinar introduces the new whitepaper, "Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success."  Working group members and working group leader Ryan Kean, Director, Enterprise Platform Technical Services, Kroger host the webinar and answer audience questions.

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June 26, 2012  Social, Mobile, And The Cloud Converge To Drive Competitive Advantage

This webinar was presented by Igloo Software based on an independent report by Forrester Research. 

May 16, 2012 A Closer Look: The Practical Guide Cloud SLAs  
March 19-20, 2012

Public Sector Cloud Summit - as part of the CSCC Quarterly Meeting (Slide Decks and Podcasts)


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