IBM, 45 Organizations Team Up to Form Cloud Computing Council

IBM and 45 cloud organizations have come together to form the Cloud Standards Customer Council, which is managed by the Object Management Group, to help advance cloud adoption and prioritizing key interoperability issues such as management, reference architectures, hybrid cloud along with security and compliance.

CSCC is open to all end-user organizations and further enhances customers’ abilities to provide both public and private cloud offerings. Vice President of IMB Software Standards Angel Diaz said this council is designed to focus on the reality of what provides the greatest cloud computing benefits for clients. Diaz also talked about the company requesting client feedback to work together addressing the issues faced with implementing cloud computing.

Members will share their views on cloud-computing efforts and interoperability requirements around their cloud-computing infrastructure. They will also work on defining requirements for their industries which include aerospace, education, insurance and financial services.

Senior fellow and Chief Strategist of Cloud Computing for Lockheed Martin Melvin Greer said the company, a CSCC member, is committed to helping federal agencies derive real and impactful benefits from cloud computing by working collaboratively with standards organizations like the Object Management Group, which makes a difference in awareness and adoption.

Other CSCC members include CSC, DoD, Red Hat, NIST and MSRB, among many others.

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