Vancouver - NIST, Cloud Models and SLAs for Competitive AdvantageThis event occurred in the past and has ended.
July 25, 2012 to July 25, 2012
08:30 to 16:45
Simon Fraser University Harbour Campus
515 West Hastings St,
Vancouver, British Columbia,
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Cloud Perspectives in Partnership with Bell Canada
Vancouver Wednesday July 25 2012
Duration: 1 day format
Purpose: Optimize time-to-value, reduce costs and manage risks by gaining a solid understanding of available cloud computing models and strategic cloud directions. The National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST) Cloud Computing reference architectures forms a major internationally accepted foundation, but we also discuss progress and best practices from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) under the United Nations, Cloud Standards Customer Council under the Object Management Group, Cloud Commons and TM Forum.
Steven Woodward leads several of these communities to improve cloud governance, collaboration and consistency.
The first half of the day outlines the various standards models, best practices and activities from a vendor neutral perspective. The second half of the day, we discuss the key considerations for Service Agreements and Service Level Agreements in cloud computing.
Real-life examples are used in conjunction with participant examples and scenarios to provide solutions and context for those exploring and/ or providing cloud services.
This condensed, but highly interactive workshop helps clarify cloud computing, roadmaps and options, providing comfort to various cloud computing stakeholders.
• Cloud computing – business case
• Cloud computing overview
• Service models (Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as Service and Software as a Service)
• Deployment models (Private, Community, Public, Hybrid)
• Actors/ Roles and their activities
• NIST conceptual reference model
• Cloud resources
• Cloud service management
• Security and privacy
• Other industry models (private and public sectors)
• Cloud Standards Customer Council – activity and guides
• ITU Cloud Joint Collaboration Activity
• TM Forum Frameworx and cloud initiatives
• ISO SC38 activity
• Cloud standards
• Communicate at a high level how these models can be applied to improve communication and reduce risk
• Foundational SLA’s Overview
• Contracts and SLAs
• Cloud Specific SLA’s Overview
• Services and SLAs
• Service Management
• Service Models
• Security & Privacy
• Legal Consideration
• Deployment Models
• Goals and Objectives
• Audit and Reporting
Competencies Achieved: Upon completion of this workshop the participant will be able to:
• Understand the cloud computing principles, approaches, models and terminologies
• Recognize how to utilize the enterprise architecture models with the NIST frameworks to clarify cloud solutions and opportunities
• Gain insight on where the industry is today and where the industry is progressing for cloud computing solutions
• Appreciate the opportunities and recognize the risks for cloud computing initiatives
• Be able to use the information and industry models to better communicate and manage your cloud
• Understand types of agreements in the cloud
• Understand key considerations for cloud computing agreements
• Understand key questions and metrics for successful services agreements
• Understand basic cloud costing models and options
• Understand how to assemble the cloud pieces
• Have a better appreciation of how your organizations services, products and applications can fit into the cloud ecosystem
Exercises: Several case studies will be discussed and reviewed, involving the variety of roles, perspectives, and solutions to foster discussions and recognize the various perspectives and
Of Interest to: Anyone wanting to gain a good perspective of the cloud computing reference architecture models, strategic directions and definitions to improve visibility in the cloud. If you are a: Cloud Consumer, Cloud Provider, Cloud Carrier, Cloud Auditor, Cloud Developer or Cloud Broker this workshop will clarify perspectives to use cloud computing for a competitive advantage.
Briefing Abstract: Bell – Cloud use cases enabling business transformation
• During this presentation Bell will showcase a number of customer use cases of cloud based solutions deployed to enable business transformation.
• The speaker will also discuss how a new ecosystem is growing between cloud providers, application developers and service brokers to architect on demand, scalable solutions that meet the operational needs of business workloads with minimal capital investment required.
• Bell will also provide some strategic insight on adoption enablers such as User Experience Management and Application Federation processes.
• From initial product concept to full scale commercialized deployment the cycle of innovation can be greatly reduced through an understanding of how to effectively transform your business, to take advantage of what cloud technologies can deliver TODAY!
Steven Woodward is CEO of Cloud Perspectives, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST) cloud computing working groups (under the US Department of Commerce), a leading contributor on roles, SLA and metrics topic areas. He is an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Joint Collaboration Activity member under the United Nations helping define and align cloud computing telecommunication models. He is a member of the Cloud Standards Customer Council with the Object Management Group (OMG) and Cloud SLA metrics leader with the TM Forum where he is helping align metrics’ best practices with International Software Measurement Association – International Function Point Users Group. Cloud Perspectives helped found the Invest Ottawa cloud computing cluster and Steven Woodward is a Canadian Cloud Council advisor helping advance cloud computing initiatives in Canada.
Hi speaking engagements in cloud computing have included: Interop, Mobile World Congress, The Cloud Computing Conference of the West Indies, Cloud Standards Customer Council, Brazil Software Measurement Association, International Software Measurement Association and the Canadian Cloud Council conferences.
Steven authored and lead cloud computing best practices and guides with: NIST, ITU-T, TM Forum, ISMA-IFPUG and the OMG.
Steven is known for his logical real-life perspectives that clarify the opportunities and challenges of advanced technologies.
Steven also wrote the chapter on “Cloud Computing Solution Measurement” published in the book “The IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement” by CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group in 2012.
Richard (Rick) Tingman
Rick Tingman is a veteran data centre and cloud specialist at Bell Canada. Rick led the team responsible for the development of the business case to construct Bell newest LEED® Gold, Tier III, security cleared data centre in the national capital region. This strategic investment directly resulted in the award of over $150 Million of Data Centre managed services contracts.
Rick was seconded to the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee for 2+ years as a senior implementation manager, where he was responsible for the design and execution of a rapid, scalable IT deployment methodology for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Rick also supported the Defence and Security sector, focused on systems integration of complex, high security infrastructure and applications.
Prior to joining Bell, Rick spent 26 years in the Canadian Forces, where he was employed as a Communications Electronics Engineering Officer, responsible for the design and operations of a number of National Defence’s global infrastructure services.
Rick recently relocated to Vancouver to help evangelize cloud computing in Western Canada and provide business development support related to Bell’s data centre investments in the region.
$495 plus HST
Developers, Executives and Analysts
Who should attend?
Anyone wanting to clarify cloud opportunties and risks