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Carnegie mellon SMI

  1. 1. Cloud Services Measurement Consortium Information Session 1 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  2. 2. About Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University ( is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the fine arts. More than 11,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico. 2 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  3. 3. A Map of the Internet in 1971 3 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  4. 4. About Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Dedicated to educating its students to become leaders in global technology, innovation, management and to performing innovative research that connects it to local, national and global high-tech companies. Carnegie Mellon and the College of Engineering have established a natural extension in Silicon Valley, one that integrates the rich heritage and resources of the Pittsburgh campus with the opportunities available in the highly innovative and entrepreneurial Silicon Valley. Offering graduate programs in software engineering, software management, information technology, innovation and mobility, each program provides the appropriate mix of technical, business and organization skills critical to our students’ success. With research that focuses on a suite of new technologies Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is committed to creating and implementing solutions for real problems. 4 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  5. 5. What Are Cloud-based Services? A service is a way of delivering value to a customer by facilitating expected outcomes. An IT-enabled service is a service that depends on an IT infrastructure for it’s delivery. A cloud-based service is an IT-enabled service that is provided using a IT infrastructure accessed via internet protocols. 5 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  6. 6. What Are We Proposing? • Carnegie Mellon University is launching an initiative to address the need for industry- wide, globally accepted measures for calculating the benefits and risks of cloud- based services. • This initiative will be organized as a research consortium of industry, government and academic organizations. 6 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  7. 7. Why Should We Do This? • Services are moving into the cloud • There appear to be compelling cost and quality benefits in some cases • But there is a vague uneasy feeling that the cloud is risky • Can we quantify the benefits, costs, and risks in a standard way that allows an objective comparison of cloud-based services, and the comparison of cloud-based to internal data center located services? 7 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  8. 8. What Will The Consortium Do? • Contribute to the solution of the Cloud-based service measurement problem as determined by the consortium members • The initial project is the development of a Service Measurement Index – A framework for organizing and classifying service measures – A standard way of describing and documenting service measures 8 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  9. 9. What Would My Organization Need to Do to Join the Consortium? • Be willing to provide resources to the Consortium • Sign Consortium Agreement • Assign one or more people with service measurement expertise to work on the Consortium team • Provide funding 9 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  10. 10. How Does the Consortium Work Get Done? • The directors recruit members, provide overall management and coordination and contribute to the technical effort • The consortium members provide researchers to work on the framework • Others get involved by: – Agreeing to be interviewed – Providing measures and data – Reviewing consortium products – Agreeing to implement and test consortium defined measures 10 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  11. 11. Why Join the Consortium? • Because successful results would help your organization • To influence the results • To have early access to draft results • To work with world-class peers • To contribute to the community 11 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
  12. 12. For Additional Information Contact the Consortium Directors Jeff Perdue Jane Siegel 12 © 2010 Carnegie Mellon University