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NCOIC Analyses Cloud Computing With SCOPE
NCOIC CCWG is working to identify all significant cloud computing dimensions
By: Kevin Jackson
Feb. 25, 2010 10:30 AM
Last week, the Network Centric Operations Consortium (NCOIC) Cloud Computing Working Group (CCWG) started it's work on cloud interoperability in earnest.
The first step in their process is the completion of a Systems, Capabilities, Operations, Programs and Enterprises (SCOPE) model.
As an analysis tool, SCOPE is used to characterize interoperability-relevant aspects of a system or capability in terms of a set of dimensions. Organized hierarchically, these dimensions (and possible sub-dimensions) represent specific aspects of a system or its surrounding environment.
This process enables a quantitative and/or qualitative interoperability assessment of the target system or capability. With the development of a cloud interoperability best practice as a goal, the NCOIC CCWG is working to identify all significant cloud computing dimensions.
Candidate lower level dimensions specific to cloud computing thus far identified by the group include:
SCOPE also allows for the explicit analysis of some important operational "couplings", such as:
Companies participating in this process include Boeing, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Harris and Raytheon.
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