8 - 9 March 2016

Brussels, Belgium

Standards Development Organisations
The Cloudscape Series has a long connection with Standards Development Organisations who have participated actively in our events. The following organisations are attending Cloudscape VII.

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders.
The Cloud Security Alliance - CSA launched the OCF (Open Certification Framework) initiative in May 2012 with the aim of providing Cloud users with simple and standard ways to evaluate cloud provider resilience, data protection capabilities and service portability. The OCF is based on a 3 levels structure: level 1 is a self assessment based certification, level 2 is a certification based on a third party assessment that builds on ISO 27001 and it is integrated by the a set of cloud specific controls derived from Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix. Level 3 is a certification based on continuous monitoring based evidences (based on Cloud Security Alliance GRC Stack). Cloud Security Alliance has established a partnership with the British Standard Institution (BSI) for the development of OCF Level 2; this certification is called STAR Certification.

With this deep and broad reach, DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) creates standards that enable interoperable IT management. DMTF management standards are critical to enabling management interoperability among multi-vendor systems, tools and solutions within the enterprise. DMTF's Cloud Management Initiative is focused on developing interoperable cloud infrastructure management standards and promoting adoption of those standards in the industry. The work of DMTF working groups promoted by the Cloud Management Initiative is focused on achieving interoperable cloud infrastructure management between cloud service providers and their consumers and developers.

The IEEE-SA is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies. Our standards drive the functionality, capabilities and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transform the way people live, work and communicate.

OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Cloud computing, SOA, Web services, the Smart Grid, electronic publishing, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology.

OGF (Open Grid Forum)  is an open community committed to driving the rapid evolution and adoption of applied distributed computing. Applied Distributed Computing is critical to developing new, innovative and scalable applications and infrastructures that are essential to productivity in the enterprise and within the science community. The Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) – developed by OGF, describes application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable cloud providers to expose their services. It focuses on IaaS based clouds and allows the deployment, monitoring and management of virtual workloads (like virtual machines), but is applicable to any interaction with a virtual cloud resource through defined http(s) header fields and extensions.

As a not-for-profit association, the SNIA (The Storage Networking Industry Association) enables our members to develop robust solutions for storing and managing the massive volumes of information generated by today’s businesses. For more than a decade we have worked to bring recognition of storage issues to the IT world, making storage less complicated for the end user. As a result, the SNIA has adopted the role of industry catalyst for the development of storage solution specifications and technologies, global standards, and storage education.