In a recent Twitter Chat, I tweeted “Waiting for Standards is like Waiting for Godot.” The Twitter Chat covered various topics including converged cloud and identity management. As I mention in my post on the Top 5 phases of Iaas Standards Evolution, cloud computing standards, like all standards, go through a series of evolutionary phases of discovery, experience, consensus, simplification and governance.
SOCCI, the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure standard is no different. It has emerged as a joint project between The SOA Work Group and The Cloud Work Group within The Open Group. HP, as a Platinum Member of The Open Group, has played a leadership role in the definition of this standard. I co-chaired this project and have represented this perspective on behalf of The Open Group on multiple analyst briefings and interviews. Here are some of my blog posts on the first technical standard for cloud computing:
At HP Discover 2012, I will discuss this standard as well as its application in a hypothetical business scenario so that we can collectively brainstorm on how it could apply in your environment. Whether you are just beginning to deploy solutions in the cloud or if you already have existing cloud solutions deployed, let’s discuss the standard in terms of your situation. Where ever you are on the spectrum of cloud adoption, the standard offers a well-defined set of architecture building blocks with their specific roles outlined in detail. Thus, you can use the standard in multiple ways including:
- Define the service oriented aspects of your infrastructure in the cloud as part of your reference architecture
- Validate your reference architecture to ensure that these building blocks have been appropriately addressed
Are you going to be SOCCI’s first application? Are you among the cloud innovators – opting not to wait when the benefits can be had today? After the #DT2898 session at HP Discover 2012 where I will be discussing this standard, I expect to tweet “Waiting for standards may be like waiting for Godot but waiting for the application of a standard does not have to be so”.
Please attend session #DT2898 at HP Discover and join me for this groundbreaking conversation where I’m looking forward to a great discussion on the world’s first technical standard for cloud computing.
See you in Vegas!