There has been a lot of activity on improved app management standards lately. And it has been happening on several fronts, all at the same time. Many years ago I co-authored a book, which is no longer in print, called the Foundations of Application Management, published by John Wiley and Sons. In that book I […]
Having been a part of industry standards for over 20 years, I am able to see the changing landscape of Open Standards and Open Source in the new Mobile-Cloud era. The shifts in the role standards and open source are playing today are much different from what it was 20 years ago. They have been […]
As I’ve shared before, the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has been engaged for many years in the development of IT infrastructure management standards. In fact, these standards have become the underpinnings of today’s systems management infrastructure and also enable the scalability of current data centers. Beyond this activity, the DMTF also developed standards for […]
Over the past several years OVF (Open Virtualization Format) has been one of the most popular and widely adopted standards in the IaaS space. In fact, it’s the only national and international standard for virtualization and cloud computing.
It has been about three years since we started this journey to create interoperable cloud standards, and we’ve seen so much progress made by the industry. OVF 1.1 became the first national and first international standard for virtualization and clouds. The industry recently released the Cloud infrastructure Management Interface Standard (CIMI) as well as an […]
With the growth of cloud computing and the increase of customers deploying workloads in hybrid clouds, having the ability to audit information in a standard way across multiple cloud platforms has come to the forefront. The good news is that a lot of work has already been done in this area. The DMTF addressed this […]
I had the pleasure to participate in the NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop V, held last week in Washington DC. The event had a mixture of participants from the public sector, private sector and standards development organizations (SDOs) and was an interesting look into the state of cloud computing standards as we reach the […]