ICH Agile Cloud Session 1-Highlights /Prospective Svc Offerings Kevin Jackson
Kevin L. Jackson
Agile Sourcing Environment
for Commercial Cloud
Session One Working Group Highlights
Prospective Service Offerings
Working Group Highlights
Service Catalog Considerations
Graceful Network Leverage is important for both dataset and automation
International standards are necessary at the Interface levels but proprietary
technologies are acceptable within platforms in order to provide economic
incentives to vendors
Both Published and Quoted Cost Models are necessary in order to support
the full range of customer requirements
Continued marketplace diversity is crucial to the maintenance of competition
Service catalogs must support both Categorized and Semantic Indexing
Governance & Management
We should seek to understand how an agile cloud computing
environment might address the goals of the Business Capability
Lifecycle (BCL) of the Department of Defense.
A layered approach to governance & management may be appropriate
in order to simultaneously accommodate the traditional “top down”
approach and embrace a posture of “industry building”.
We should seek assistance from government agencies to understand
FAR requirements & to facilitate communications between this group
and potential participants. Identifying an “early adopter” is key.
Governance & management should seek to enhance the consolidation
of efforts among agencies by leveraging a new eco system of clouds.
Cloud Service Provisioning
A more mature ontology and understanding of the environment, similar to OSI and
TCP, is required to help customer exploit the potential that cloud presents.
The govt needs to move away from unique custom/customized implementations
of IT systems and focus on configuring and adopting existing standard
Robust cloud requires multiple Comms providers and multiple resource providers
with contracts in place in advance of use
Architecting for Disaster Recovery, COOP or HIgh Availability is the responsibility
of the cloud user, not the provider for IaaS
The govt needs cloud service providers who can supply complete standardized
govt mission capabilities, rather than piece parts or custom solutions. The build of
these solutions should be derived from the unit costs created.
Prospective Service Offerings
Cloud Bound, LLC
A complete and comprehensive decision-making matrix that directs the full management of a
disaster response team and populates NIMS 200 forms. It also as it leads the decision
makers through the elaborate and complex requirements of an incident action plan. DNS,
DNSSEC, v4&v6 IP Address Management
DNS, DNSSEC, v4&v6 IP Address Management
Dynamic Realtime Logical Network Services
ARMY, NAVY, USAF, USCG, USDA, DOI, NIST, NOAA,DOD,DOE,HHS,DHS,DOJ,IRS,VA
Virtual Global, Inc.
SaaS development platform in the aPaaS space
Engineered under NASA and NIST grants
Open Source Video Operations Support System
End-to-End Open Source Video OSS Platform includes industry leading media management
applications as well as a framework for developing custom applications. Advanced video
functionalities include ingestion, management, publishing, distribution, syndication, monetization and
NIST, World Bank and Veterans Administration
Private Digital Network Services
Private, Hosted Video Conferencing
Video Conferencing as a Service (VCaaS)
St. Louis County Fire Service
The Diamond Standard
Secure cloud architecture and sustainment aligned with affordable innovation.