For those who haven’t run into it yet, a new organization called the Cloud Standards Customer Council has recently been formed.
Following is an extract from a press release from CSCC:
Cloud Standards Customer Council Membership Expanding Rapidly
First Virtual Meeting to be Held May 18
Needham, MA, USA – April 27, 2011 – The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC), managed by OMG®, has more than doubled its membership since the announcement of its formation with now more than 91 participating organizations. In the group’s first meeting of CSCC participants, there was a call for use cases, the establishment of a Wiki page and an agenda underway for the first formal virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 18. For more information on the CSCC, visit http://www.cloud-council.org/.
“Influencing the development and adoption of cloud standards with a focus on customer requirements will positively impact cloud computing deployment,” said Melvin Greer, Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist Cloud Computing, Lockheed Martin; interim chair, CSCC steering committee.
“This has been a very exciting launch with an incredibly motivated group of participants and sponsors. The Cloud Standards Customer Council is the fastest-growing group we’ve ever had in our 22 years’ history,” said Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, OMG. “The great reception the announcement had, and the comments I’ve heard from attendees at our successful first meeting show enormous end-user interest in simplifying access to the cloud.”
The Cloud Standards Customer Council is an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud’s successful adoption, and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. More than 91 of the world’s leading organizations have joined the Cloud Standards Customer Council, with more joining every day. CA Technologies, IBM, Kaavo, Rackspace and Software AG are Founding Sponsors.
I recommend that anyone who might have an interest in clouds sign up – its free!!