ATIS’ Cloud Activity Andrew White Nokia Siemens Networks Global Standards Collaboration (GSC)

PLEN 6.14
Andrew White ([email protected])
ATIS’ Cloud Activity
Andrew White
Nokia Siemens Networks
Global Standards Collaboration (GSC)
Highlight of Current Activities
 Cloud Services Industry Assessment
• Collaborative initiative between ATIS Technology and Operations (TOPS)
Council (CTOs) and ATIS CIO Council (Operator CIOs) to develop a
Framework to address industry business and technical needs.
 Policy Management Assessment and Recommendations
• Published and Available on the ATIS Website
 ATIS PTSC Identity Management (IdM) Work including published
Framework, Use Cases, and Requirements
• See ATIS IdM Update
 ATIS Service Oriented Networks (SON) Work including Service
Enabler Characterization
• See ATIS SON Update
 Network Optimization
• Completed Scope and Assessment
 ATIS XML Harmonization
• Standard format for XML namespace
Strategic Direction
 Assessing Cloud from both an IT and a Network
perspective through collaboration between ATIS TOPS
Council (CTOs) and CIO Council (Operator CIOs).
• Goal: to enable the delivery of distributed services and/or
applications by means of accessing a shared pool of configurable
resources (network, computing, storage) managed as integrated
 Addressing Service Providers’ (SPs) needs for cloud:
• Focus on how SPs can use what they build – deployment of cloud
services (Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and
Infrastructure as a Service) can be sold to customers as a product
and also used internally to streamline operations.
• Integrating business needs (i.e., deploying new services such as
telepresence and other media-rich applications) with technological
innovations (i.e., leveraging the scaled economies of cloud).
Strategic Direction (2)
 ATIS is taking a cross-functional (IT and network) approach
to Cloud.
 Key service capabilities associated with the cloud (e.g.,
streaming video, data, security, etc.) are under
development within several (individual) committees or
 Addressing these topics requires a two pronged approach
• Individual committees specific service enablers (IdM, IPTV,
Management, etc.) work is shared across ATIS through joint
committee sessions.
• Cross functional methods such as XML Harmonization are worked
collaboratively in multi-committee ad hoc teams.
Build linkages between business goals and the related specific standards.
 Varying views on the business models.
 Horizontal integration is hard!
• More time with liaisons
• More time in joint meetings
 Important work occurs in many places!
• Speak your core competency
• Contribute to the expertise of others
 Cloud moves at internet speed!
• Many activities are proceeding in parallel
• The aggregate activity can be overwhelming
Next Steps/Actions
 Continue assessment of SPs needs and develop industry
 Collaborate with relevant SDOs and forums (e.g., GSC
PSOs) to integrate and aggregate knowledge.
 Complete first landscape view of network/IT cloud by
October 2010 and develop next steps.
 Improve standards adoption by (application) development
community through companion XML specs where
Proposed Resolution
 N/A
Cloud Computing (ATIS) Summary
 Presentations
• Significant interest in cloud computing including 5 presentations from ETSI
(61), ISAAC (62), ITU (63), TTA (64r1), and ATIS (82r2).
 Summary
• There is a consistent high level understanding of cloud definition.
 The layers of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS are widely recognized
• There are many existing proprietary implementations.
 Implementable solutions of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS are inconsistent and
 Many service components already exist but gaps are not clear because of
multiple taxonomies
• Standardizing taxonomy and identifying
 Cloud layers are more valuable if they are interoperable and consistent:
standardized building blocks.
 Develop consistent requirements for cloud
 Focused effort on normalizing taxonomy
 Resolution
• Proposed new Resolution from ISAAC (GSC15-PLEN-76)