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Upcoming Events:
October 22, 2015 Webinar: Practical Guide to Platform-as-a-Service

The CSCC has published a new whitepaper, Practical Guide to Platform-as-a-Service. The aim of this guide is to provide a practical reference to help enterprise IT managers, business decision makers, application architects and application developers understand the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud service category. In this webinar authors of the paper will recommend best practices for using PaaS in terms of architecture, development processes, integration, deployment and operation.

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Past Event Archive:
September 30, 2015 BrightTALK Webinar: Practical Guide to Cloud Computing

BrightTALK has invited the CSCC to present on the Practical Guide to Cloud Computing V2.0 whitepaper. Authors of the whitepaper will discuss how cloud customers should evaluate the market from the point of view of their organization’s needs. Attendees will hear advice about how to select the right cloud architecture and implementation approach through the use of in-house staff, cloud vendor(s) or both.

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September 24, 2015 CSCC Hybrid Cloud Summit
Hyatt Regency Cambridge 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Hybrid Cloud Summit, hosted by the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and chaired by State Street Chief Scientist David Saul, will include presentations from Judith Hurwith, President and CEO at Hurwitz and Associates, Bruce Richardson, Chief Enterprise Strategist at Salesforce, David Linthicum, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, and other distinguished experts to discuss the challenges, requirements, and best practices for deploying a hybrid cloud environment. The Hybrid Cloud Summit will focus on providing a clear definition of hybrid cloud computing (lots of conflicting definitions) with particular focus given to security, integration, and interoperability requirements since these are critical areas for hybrid environments. 

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September 10, 2015 Webinar: Cloud Foundry: Technical Overview and Roadmap

The mission of the Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF), the global standard for open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), is to enable a broad, open ecosystem of developer frameworks and application services to make it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale cloud native applications. Following up on the Cloud Foundry webinar held by the CSCC in June which focused on the community and governance aspects of the organization, the webinar on September 10, 2015 will focus on the technical aspects of Cloud Foundry.

Please join Chip Childers, CTO of Cloud Foundry, Chris Ferris, CTO of IBM Open Cloud, and Dieu Cao, Cloud Foundry Runtime Product Manager at Pivotal, who will provide a technical overview of Cloud Foundry introducing all of its core components. They will discuss the technical benefits of the platform, highlight the technical direction of the project, and explain the technical focus areas for the next 3-6 months. 

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July 23, 2015 Webinar: Customer Cloud Architecture for Big Data and Analytics

Using analytics reveals patterns, trends and associations in data that help an organization understand the behavior of the people and systems that drive its operation. Big data technology increases the amount and variety of data that can be processed by analytics, providing a foundation for visualizations and insights that can significantly improve business operations. 

This webinar is an introducton to the CSCC deliverable, Customer Cloud Architecture for Big Data and Analytics, and you will learn how to harness the cloud to improve big data analytics capabilities. Hear vendor neutral best practices for hosting analytics solutions on cloud. 

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June 25, 2015 Webinar: Cloud Foundry Foundation: Learn What's New with the Open PaaS Standard

The Cloud Foundry Foundation, the global standard for open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), was launched as an independent nonprofit foundation in December, 2014. The Foundation is managed as a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and operates under a system of open governance created by a team of open source experts. The Foundation’s mission is to enable a broad, open ecosystem of developer frameworks and application services to make it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.

Please join Sam Ramji, CEO of Cloud Foundry and Chris Ferris, IBM CTO of Open Cloud who will explain the role of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, its structure and governance policies, and the impact it is having on the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. Sam and Chris will share their perspective on the progress that's been made in the six months since the Foundation's launch. They will also highlight the technical direction of Cloud Foundry including the technical focus areas for the next 3-6 months.

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June 16, 2015 Webinar: Customer Cloud Architecture for Mobile

Cloud computing is the perfect match for mobile applications. Given mobile's time variable usage patterns, user geographies, and the need for iterative updates to the app, it makes perfect sense that IT teams are leveraging the cloud to host mobile apps. The CSCC whitepaper, Customer Cloud Architecture for Mobile, describes vendor neutral best practices for hosting the services and components required to support mobile apps using cloud computing. Attend this webinar to explore common architectures that have been proven successful in numerous enterprise deployments of mobile apps. 

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June 11, 2015

BrightTALK Webinar: Evaluating Cloud Service Agreements (CSA): Key Criteria for Success

BrightTALK has invited the CSCC to present on the Practical Guide to Cloud Service Agreements whitepaper. Authors of the whitepaper will discuss how to evaluate Cloud Service Agreements (CSA) from different providers. The paper includes a 10-step checklist for analyzing and negotiating CSAs. 

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May 28, 2015 Webinar: ISO Cloud Security & Privacy Standards

Security and privacy of company data is the largest barrier to cloud adoption. In this webinar, the Cloud Standards Customer Council received an update on ISO Security and Privacy specifications. ISO 27017 is the cloud security standard being developed with expanded control sets for cloud computing. ISO 27018 is the cloud privacy standard being developed to protect personally identifiable information (PII) in the cloud. Attend and learn how these standards will help improve the security and privacy of cloud computing moving forward.

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April 30, 2015 Webinar: Practical Guide to Cloud Service Agreements

The 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.

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March 26, 2015 CSCC Cloud Privacy Summit
Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, Virginia 

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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March 17, 2015 Webinar: Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success V2.0

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 V2.0 whitepaper provides a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers analyze the security implications of cloud computing on their business. The paper provides guidance and strategies designed to help these decision makers evaluate and compare security offerings from different cloud providers in key areas. 

Much has changed since the original whitepaper was published in 2012. Join us to hear new strategies from the authors of the paper. 

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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

This paper’s primary focus is to provide guidance to cloud service customer organizations in all industries on how best to deploy new and existing Big Data analytics applications to the cloud. 

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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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