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Send PaaS to CAMP
Cloud Application Management for Platforms, which will focus on developing standards at the PaaS layer
Sep. 28, 2012 06:00 AM
OASIS, the XML open standards body, is quickly establishing a very powerful leadership role in the Cloud standards arena as well.
This includes standards like TOSCA, for Cloud orchestration and therefore a foundation for Cloud Service Brokering, KMIP for unifying enterprise encryption Key Management across these multiple Cloud providers, and SAML for federated Cloud Identity, also for joining up disparate Clouds.
Also new to this mix is ‘CAMP‘ – Cloud Application Management for Platforms, which will focus on developing standards at the PaaS layer.
With participation from key Cloud players such as Rackspace, Redhat and Oracle, this will put in place open standards for portability at the layer app developers are working, so it will provide a huge foundation for advancing the industry.
Another brewing standards group is ‘PACR’, which will identify how all of these different individual efforts can be united into one overall program for Government Cloud Computing – Read more here in the launch mode announcement.
A good explanation of both is the intersection between the two, highlighted by this material from the Canadian Government in the development of their GC Community Cloud program, where they describe relevant PaaS considerations such as:
This is part of a broader ‘GC Community Cloud’ program which defines an overall multi-tenant ‘Federal Cloud’ architecture, to encompass Shared Corporate Applications -
A multi-tenant application environment for their breadth of enterprise applications, like Oracle, SAP and Microsoft, used for their core business processes like PAY, and also their common IT requirements, like email and collaboration.
As described they are starting to see these as PaaS layer items, setting them up for SaaS delivery scenarios for these major applications too.
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