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AnnouncementFormation of Three new NIST Cloud Computing Working Groups:Cloud Services, Federated Community Cloud and Interoperability & Portability. Joint telecon kickoff session on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EDT Three public working groups are being formed to address requirements laid out in the USG Cloud Computing Standards and Technology Roadmap.The Cloud Service PWG will perform a study of Cloud Services and methodologies to determine their characteristics and properties to address Requirement 4 - Clearly and consistently categorized cloud services. The Federated Community Cloud PWG will develop a framework to support seamless implementations of disparate community cloud environments that will address Requirement 5 - Frameworks to support seamless implementation of federated community cloud environments.The Interoperability & Portability for Cloud Computing PWG will identify the issues and types of interoperability and portability needed for cloud computing systems, the relationships and interactions between interoperability and portability; and contexts where interoperability and portability are relevant in cloud computing.The leaders for the PWGs will host a joint telecon kickoff session on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EDT to discuss the desired outcomes of the groups, the roles and responsibilities of the members, meeting schedules and deliverable dates.The phone number is: USA (toll free) – 877-951-7311International – See attached list for numbersPasscode: 5342115If you have any questions, please email me. Thank you. Regards,Annie W. SokolDFO, ISPABIT Specialist, Computer Security DivisionInformation Technology Laboratory (ITL)National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Department of Commerce301-975-2006 (Voice)
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ARM Server to Transform Cloud and Big Data to the Internet of ThingsA completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general.
From Application Development Trends blog Waterswork Possible Game Changer: IBM's Open Source Watson Cloud Platform When IBM announced its decision last month to turn its Watson cognitive computing technology into an open software development platform, complete with APIs and (Big Blue hopes) a partner ecosystem, the news didn't exactly set the world on fire, but maybe it should have.News of Watson's victory in 2011 over two human contestants on the Jeopardy game show did spark a mainstream media blaze, albeit a brief one, rife with facile quips about IBM's "Frankenstein of trivia," and repeats of übercontestant Ken Jennings' comment: "I, for one, welcome our computer overlords."
Free Open Source Content Management Systems Event December 10, Washington DC
Digital Disruption In The Public Sector: Making The Agency Of The Future A Reality Today
Featuring speakers from The White House, National Archives, FEMA, Acquia, Amazon Web Services, and others.
For more information and to reserve your place.
IMO good infographic describing the basics of "the cloud" from Webexpenses.com
Have posted a discussion which could be of some interest/value to someTitle Microsoft and the Cloud
From Windows IT Pro Title: Introducing Windows Azure for IT ProfessionalsMicrosoft has taken the wraps off another free learning offering in the form of an eBook (PDF). Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals (by Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Azure Team) is one of the first stabs at trying to lure IT Pros into the Windows Azure party. At roughly 130 pages, the book introduces Windows Azure and then proceeds along 6 chapters to describe each Windows Azure service that is applicable to IT Pros.Download the 8Mbyte PDF file:
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From The Cloud Security Alliance
Title: How the Landscape of Security Analytics is Changing
Have posted a discussion which could have some interest to some!
Title: Dropbox Security/Privacy Issue
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