Oct 202014

JTC 1 Announces Two Key International Standards for Cloud Computing

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and theInternational Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will release two new International Standards for cloud computing in the coming weeks:

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Two Key International Standards for Cloud Computing

  • ISO/IEC 17788, Cloud Computing – Overview and Vocabulary
  • ISO/IEC 17789, Cloud Computing – Reference Architecture

These standards were developed as a collaborative project between JTC 1 – ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1, Information Technology – and ITU-T – the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector.

Cloud computing is recognized by governments and private-sector organizations as major, game-changing technology. Over 30 countries participated in JTC 1 Subcommittee (SC) 38 to develop these two cloud computing standards. The Overview and Vocabulary standard provides definitions of common cloud computing terms including those for cloud service categories such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), as well as for cloud deployment models such as public cloud, and private cloud. The Reference Architecture standard includes diagrams and descriptions of how the various aspects of cloud computing relate to one another.

“Cloud computing is a shift in the paradigm for providing IT capabilities to users that may impact a great deal of future IT products, systems, and services,” said Dr. Donald Deutsch, chair of ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 38. “These first international cloud computing standards provide a sound foundation for follow-on standards as needs become more clear in this area.”

According to Karen Higginbottom, JTC 1 chair, “These International Standards for cloud computing will enable better communication between vendors and customers and will provide a basis for emerging and future cloud computing standards.”

These two cloud computing International Standards will serve as the basis for three new projects in JTC 1 SC 38:

  • Cloud Computing – Service Level Agreements
  • Cloud Computing – Interoperability and Portability
  • Cloud Computing – Data and their Flow across Devices and Cloud Services 

JTC 1 SC 27, which focuses on security, also has several projects that build upon the fundamentals laid by the two new standards.

The U.S. plays a leading role in JTC 1, with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) holding the secretariat and Karen Higginbottom, director of standards initiatives at Hewlett-Packard, serving as JTC 1’s chair. Dr. Donald Deutsch, vice president, standards strategy and architecture for Oracle, chairs JTC 1 SC 38, the subcommittee responsible for the development of these two new International Standards. The ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to JTC 1 SC 38 is administered by INCITS, the InterNational

Committee for Information Technology Standards, with Steve Holbrook of IBM serving as chair of the U.S. TAG.

About JTC 1
The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information technology, of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), is a consensus-based, globally relevant, voluntary international standards group. More than 2,000 experts from 163 countries come together to develop mutually beneficial guidelines that enhance global trade while protecting intellectual property.

About ANSI
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is made up of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.

The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

SOURCE American National Standards Institute


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Oct 152012

Cloud Computing: Industry Growth and Changing Business Needs

Author:T&TIT; Solutions

The past 20-years have seen technological advancements in cloud computing technology. The way in which businesses are being run has changed. Full network support, now enhances individual business productivity, and saves valuable time and money. Solutions are adapted and modified as business requirements shift. Modern entrepreneurs act as brokers between cloud providers and companies requiring IT services.

Cloud Computing: Industry Growth and Changing Business Needs

Cloud Computing: Industry Growth and Changing Business Needs

Recent advancements in information technology, within the space of the last 20-years have revolutionised the way in which businesses across the world are being run. Cloud computing provides IT support solutions via network mechanisms. This is known to be of benefit to businesses, by enhancing overall productivity.  Entrepreneurs have not only been instrumental in starting new businesses, but have also become brokers of cloud technology. They are the intermediaries between the platform providers and individual small businesses.

Adaptive and Agile IT Solutions

IT resources are allocated on the basis of need. As every day requirements shift, more features can be added or removed, as and when required. Small businesses can now access all the benefits of cloud technologies without the need to own their own cloud. Entry costs are now more affordable than they have ever been before, for smaller business enterprises.Today\’s technology reaches more workplaces than the cloud computing industry was able to service in the past. Network support in Melbourne is available from several local providers. The industry continues to grow, and pricing here remains competitive.Changing and Evolving Business Needs: IT Support Melbourne

The business needs which have driven growth within the industry are as follows:

•    The IT which is available to the business is found to be lacking in some way, either it is too costly or is considered inefficient compared to modern standards.

•    The existing technologies are too slow, costing valuable company time.

•    Innovations are required by the business to enable expansion into new areas.

•    A small business, starting up cannot afford the costs associated with setting up an internal IT department.

•    The demands placed on an individual small business, tend to fluctuate.

•    Economic uncertainty has led to cost effective strategies, such as outsourcing.

•    Training new staff and creating new jobs is unfavourable, due to financial instability and/or lack of funding.

The Entrepreneur and the Cloud

Modern innovation is enabling modern entrepreneurs to achieve their objectives by transforming the way in which smaller companies allocate their resources. Cloud services are accessed by start-ups with minimal infrastructure and low budgets. Entrepreneurs in the Melbourne area have faced serious financial constraints, during this time of economic global depression.An entrepreneur can now become a broker of cloud computing technologies. As such, they manage the: use, performance, maintenance, and delivery of the latest network systems. They also act as ambassadors, building and strengthening the relationships between cloud providers and businesses.

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Andrew is a professional IT technician who writes on various IT topics. For more information regarding Business IT Support visit http://www.tandlit.com.au/

Nov 302011

8 Leaders In Cloud Computing

Author: Robert Win

Cloud computing today is popularly accepted worldwide. Tech venture capitalists are building cloud computing businesses one after another. Tech companies that could possibly lead the market in 2011 are shown below.

Google greatly improved the way we search and analyze information. The search leader once again changed how we use our office software with their Google Apps that provide cloud-based email, calendar and documents for small and medium sized firms to large enterprises. Are you looking for a web-based music storage service that allows immediate access and streaming to your home desktops and mobile devices? Then you should check the freshly announced Google Music Beta. As cloud storage internet businesses become popularly accepted, a new rumor appeared all over blogosphere is that Google may rejuvenate their G-Drive project.

Amazon is the earth’s most well known online retailer. We thought it can also be the most impressive cloud computing providers on Earth. Cloud computing, cloud storage, cloud data bank, content delivery, payment, monitoring are some examples of their services. Should you wants a decent cloud service provider with competitive price, you can’t afford not to have a look at Amazon.com’s AWS.

The enthusiastically awaited iCloud is Apple’s answer to cloud computing. By using iCloud, users can sync a variety of contents for example pictures, songs, movies, documents etc. to cloud, and open or play it from any Mac, PC, iPhone & iPad. I will not be surprised if iCloud becomes very popular service. Apple without a doubt has millions of fans for iServices and iDevices.

Can cloud computing make Microsoft obsolete? Absolutely not. The tech -giant has already claimed its prime status in the industry with Windows Azure. Microsoft’s Windows Azure is now very popular among their loyal customers.

Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) is one of the leading cloud computing companies, and it offers organization products on a subscription basis.

Dropbox is probably one of the most successful cloud storage providers. One can find a number of user clients such as PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android etc to easily access Dropbox. By using Dropbox, users can quickly save and distribute files to others through the net. A big plus is from the mobile clients, users can enjoy their audio files and watch movie clips saved in their account. Free accounts can enjoy 2GB of storage. These people can get up to 8 Gigabytes of free online storage by recommending other people to join Dropbox. If you purchase $9.99 per month subscription, you could get 50 Gigabytes of storage space.Dropbox also offers 100 Gigabytes subscription and large storage subscription.

Another well acknowledged enterprise that provides web storage for documents, pictures and other media is SugarSync. Instant retrieval and synchronization via Windows PC, Mac and mobile tablets are easy and conveniently. Free users are provided with full 5 GB of web storage space.

Box.net is known as a cloud storage box and content management business. While the competitor Dropbox gives you only 2 GB, Box.net now provides 5 Gigabytes to free user. However Dropbox’s users can get as much as 8 GB absolutely free should they recommend others to sign up Dropbox. Box.net charges $15/month to get 500 Gigabytes online storage space when Dropbox will cost you $9.99 to get 50 GB. That’s a huge difference. On the other hand, you can access Dropbox via different clients – Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone etc.

Robert Steel is addicted to technological innovations, and he usually spends most of his time on the internet. You can take a look at his latest article What is cloud computing? and his list of cloud computing companies at YesCloudComputing.com

Aug 302011

5 Key Events in the history of Cloud Computing


While we have been evaluating in our blog posts the various features available on popular Cloud Computing platforms today, i thought it might be a good idea to understand when and how all this started and look back at where this began and trace some of the key events in the progress of cloud computing. Amazon like all other Internet companies in the period of the dot com bubble were left with large amounts of underutilized computing infrastructure, reports suggest less than 10of the server infrastructure of many companies were being used. Amazon may have use cloud computing as a way to provide this unused resources as utility computing service when they launched S3 as the first true cloud computing service in March 2006.

Cloud Computing Australia : 5 Key Events in the history of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Australia : 5 Key Events in the history of Cloud Computing

1. Launch of Amazon Web Services in July 2002
The initial version of AWS in 2002 was focused more on making information available from Amazon to partners through a web services model with programmatic and developer support and was very focused on Amazon as a retailer. While this set the stage for the next steps the launch of S3 was the true step towards building a cloud platform.

2. S3 Launches in March 2006
Here are some interesting articles on the launch of S3 in 2006. The real breakthrough however was the pricing model for S3 which defined the model of  ‘pay-per-use’  which has now become the defacto standard for cloud pricing. Also the launch of S3 really defined the shift of Amazon from being just a retailer to a strong player in the technology space.

3. EC2 Launches in August 2006
EC2 had a much quieter launch in August 2006 but i would think had the bigger impact by making core computing infrastructure available. This completed the loop on enabling a more complete cloud infrastructure being available. In fact at that time analysts had some difficulty in understanding what the big deal is, and thought it looks similar to other hosting services available online only with a different pricing model.

4. Launch of Google App Engine in April 2008
The launch of Google App Engine in 2008 was the entry of the first pure play technology company into the Cloud Computing market. Google a dominant Internet company entering into this market was clearly a major step towards wide spread adoption of cloud computing. As with all their other products they introduced radical pricing models with a free entry level plan and extremely low cost computing and storage services which are currently among the lowest in the market.

5. Windows Azure launches Beta in Nov 2009
The entry of Microsoft into Cloud Computing is a clear indication of the growth of the space. Microsoft for long has not accepted the Internet and the web as a significant market and has continued to focus on the desktop market for all these years. I think this is a realization that a clear shift is taking place. The launch of Azure is a key event in the history of cloud computing with the largest software company making a small but significant shift to the web.

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Kaushik Raghupathi is a senior IT Professional and Project Manager working out of India. Over the years he has worked on numerous IT projects with large sized teams. He is personally very fascinated around Learning methodologies in general and specifically around Community Based Learning. He is currently experimenting the concepts by working with students in this area.

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Aug 292011

History – Discovery of Cloud Computing

Author:Tyler Farell

Widespread study is the reason for the breakthrough of cloud computing. Perhaps a lot of of us inquire if what time and what place it was truly established or began. Believe it or not! But the original thought and notion about it  can be seen in the year of 1960s.

Cloud Computing Australia : History - Discovery of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Australia : History - Discovery of Cloud Computing

The discovery of cloud computing is a product of the partnership of some IT professionals to improve the existing computer hosting service before. Extensive research is the culprit of the discovery of it. Maybe many of us ask if when and where its really starts? Believe it or not! But the fundamental idea and concept of this can be trace back on the year 1960s, when John McCarthy speak out that ‘computation may someday be organized as a public utility.’    More or less all the recent features of it, the similarity to the electricity industry and the use of private, public, community , and government forms, were systematically investigated in the book The Challenge of the Computer Utility by Douglas Park hill in the year 1966.

The definite word ‘cloud’ started on 1990 wherein one telecommunication company offers a service that is dedicated in point-to-point data routes and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services with analogous feature of service but at a much lesser charge. By controlling traffic to steadiness consumption as they saw in shape, they were capable to make use of their general system bandwidth more efficiently. The cloud representation was used to signify the separation peak linking between the task of the cloud provider and the accountability of the cloud user. Cloud computing broaden this boundary to cover up servers over and above the network infrastructure. It is an expected advancement of the widespread adoption of virtualization, service-oriented design, autonomic, and service computing. Fine points are explained from potential cloud users, who no longer have need for proficiency and technical knowledge in, or direct control over, the technology infrastructure of cloud computing.

In 2006, Having establish and set up that the new cloud design can produced a major internal competence enhancements, Amazon kicked off a new product expansion endeavor to give it to external clients, and commenced Amazon Web Service (AWS) on a service and application computing. By mid-2008, Gartner perceived a break for it ‘to form the connection among clients of IT services, IT services users and those who trade them’. Gartner detected that many groups are doing some changes from company-owned hardware and software property to per-use service-based models. Because of this great shifting it result to increase popularity of cloud computing.

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Tyler Farell is a auto enthusiast who writes on Cloud Computing related news and topics. For more information visit  :  Cloud Computing