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  • Cloud Storage Standard readies for widespread adoptionSNIA is establishing relationships with national and international standards groups; recent market research reveals CDMI will be mainstream in RFPs. Date: 4 Apr 2011 The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), says that the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI), released as an official SNIA Architecture one year ago, continues to make significant steps toward broad acceptance.“A critical part of delivering an industry wide standard is building a strong ecosystem of partners, alliances and supporting programs,” said David Slik, Co-Chair of SNIA Cloud Storage Technical Work Group. “As demonstrated by initiating relationships with nationally and internationally recognized standards bodies and our forthcoming CDMI Plugfest, we are making strong progress around delivering not only a strong standard, but a widely accepted and valued one.”SNIA’s CDMI standard has been refined over the past year and is now being readied for further de jure standardization. The SNIA has joined the DAPS38 Technical Committee (which is responsible for Cloud Computing, among other technology standards) of INCITS – the primary U.S. focus of standardization in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The SNIA has also requested a Category A Liaison relationship with the ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC38 subcommittee for Distributed Application Platforms and Services (DAPS).CDMI has been citied in numerous cloud roadmaps and studies, including those from ITU-T (International Telecommunication Union), TeleManagement Forum, SIENA (the European Standards and Interoperability for eInfrastructure Implementation Initiative), and NIST (the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology). The maturing CDMI Reference Implementation has been through initial testing of the NIST SAJACC (Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart Adoption of Cloud Computing) use cases.
SNIA CSI 2011 sponsored activities include Plugfests, with the first taking place April 19-21, 2011 at the SNIA Technology Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Cloud Plugfest allows vendors to bring their implementations of CDMI and the Open Grid Forum’s Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) to test, identify, and fix bugs in a collaborative setting with the goal of providing a forum in which companies can develop interoperable products. For additional details on participating in the Cloud Plugfest, please visit www.snia.org/cloud/cloudplugfest/ .
SNIA CSI will repeat its “SNIA Cloud Burst Summit” in Santa Clara, California, on September 22, 2011 as an extended program with the SNIA Storage Developer Conference (SDC). In 2010, over 100 attendees participated in the Cloud Burst Summit, joining other cloud strategists and deployment professionals in this highly successful inaugural program that featured noted industry luminary Geoffrey Moore as the keynote speaker on the topic of clouds and IT transformation.SNIA CSI has also partnered with Storage Strategies NOW to help bring to market research that will help inform the industry of the key insights around cloud storage. This information, which can be found in the IT Professionals Cloud Adoption Survey released today, will provide a valuable service to help users, vendors and the industry at-large track how adoption and use of cloud technologies should be considered. To learn more, visit www.ssg-now.com.Deni Connor, principal analyst, Storage Strategies NOW added, “Our findings include that Email (66%) is the primary application for cloud storage, followed by backup (59%) and front office applications (45%). Additionally, 53% say that SNIA’s CDMI will be part of cloud storage RFPs/proposals; and 30% of respondents say SNIA’s CDMI is very important for public/hybrid cloud standard “.To learn more about SNIA and CSI stop by the SNIA CSI Cloud Pavilion on Tuesday and Wednesday during SNW Expo Hall hours.
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  • Fs presentation1 symposium 16 9 v5_0

    1. 1. Accelerating Towards Success with FlexScale<br />Empired Cloud Symposium April 5th 2011<br />
    2. 2. Hidden Slide<br />Presenters Notes:<br />Developed using PowerPoint 2011 on Apple OSX<br />Tested and works on PowerPoint 2010 on Windows<br />Problematic on previous versions due to transitions and effects used.<br />This presentation is designed to be talked through and doesn’t make much sense without the script. Speech notes are a separate word document, not included in this file.<br />
    3. 3. Nebulous. neb·u·lous/nebyls/Adj.<br />In the form of a cloud or haze; hazy. (of an idea). Unclear, vague, or ill-defined.<br />
    4. 4. Background<br />Kim Wisniewski<br />Consultant: Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Team<br />5 months with Empired<br />
    5. 5. Innovation<br />Projects<br />Keeping the lights on<br />
    6. 6. Systems<br />Thinking<br />Creativity<br />Strategic<br />Thinking<br />Vision<br />
    7. 7. Innovation<br />Projects<br />Keeping the Lights On<br />
    8. 8. about Empired repositioning itself in a changing market<br />FlexScale is<br />
    9. 9. Market Positioning<br />FlexScale is an alternative to other cloud offerings, but is not a commodity service<br /><ul><li>FlexScale offers new possibilities for existing customer base
    10. 10. FlexScale offers new value proposition to potential customers</li></li></ul><li>Deployment Options<br />FlexScale Cloud<br />myFlexScale<br />FlexScale Custom<br />Your virtual data centre hosted in Empired’s Private Cloud<br />Reference architecture private cloud deployment on your site<br />Private Cloud deployment on customer site with their existing infrastructure<br />Managed & Enterprise Services<br />
    11. 11. Hidden Slide<br />Presenters Notes: <br />The next slide is impossible to understand without watching through the animations.<br />There are many layers of objects each hiding each other so it’s also very difficult to edit.<br />
    12. 12. FlexScale Portal<br />Preview Only<br />
    13. 13. MarketDifferentiators<br /><ul><li>Partnerships
    14. 14. Certifications
    15. 15. Proven track record
    16. 16. Industry recognised
    17. 17. Frameworks and Methodologies
    18. 18. Workflow and automation ready
    19. 19. ITIL & ITSM
    20. 20. PRINCE2
    21. 21. MSF
    22. 22. Validated Designs
    23. 23. Deployment and connection options
    24. 24. Hybrid cloud connectors
    25. 25. Secure Multi Tenancy
    26. 26. Virtual private data-centres</li></ul>People<br />Process<br />Technology<br />“FlexScale is about working to solve common problems with our customers, being flexible to their needs, using the latest technology”<br />
    27. 27. Security in the Cloud<br />Architectural Principles<br />Secure Multi-Tenancy <br />Organisationsusing FlexScale Cloud are isolated from one another. <br />ISCA Certified as of March 2011.<br />“88% would use it more if they could achieve the same or better security” (CIO Survey)<br />FlexScale Security Principles<br />Architected for security<br />Best practices employed for all technologies<br />Managed with security<br />Empired IP and security methodologies apply across all layers of the stack<br />Communications Principles<br />Inherited from Multi-Tenancy<br />Connection to your virtual data-centre is an extension of your network, and isolated from others.<br />
    28. 28. FlexScale Roadmap<br />TBC<br />FlexScale 1.2<br />Software as a Service<br /><ul><li>Exchange
    29. 29. SharePoint</li></ul>Expanded IaaS<br /><ul><li>Backup
    30. 30. DRaaS</li></ul>Expanded workflow capabilities<br />TBC<br />FlexScale 1.1<br /><ul><li>E-Commerce Shop front
    31. 31. Management as a Service
    32. 32. Storage as a Service</li></ul>July 1st ’11<br />FlexScale 1.0<br /><ul><li>Tiered service Offerings
    33. 33. Workflow integration capability
    34. 34. Protected Environment</li></ul>April 5th<br />FlexScale Soft-Launch<br /><ul><li>Announce & Release roadmap</li></li></ul><li>“I met a CIO the other day who told me he never wanted to buy another server again.”<br />“We can’t afford to build our own dedicated disaster recovery site. Our CFO is going to love FlexScale”<br />“We want to sign up to FlexScale as soon as it is available and move our whole Test/Dev environment out there in the first instance.”<br />
    35. 35. Questions?<br />