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Stephanie Covert
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Cloud Standards Customer Council Announces "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing"
Issues Call for Participation in Guide and New Working Groups

Needham, MA, USA - June 7, 2011 - Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) members have begun a project to create a "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing." The project is still accepting participation and is slated to be published in Q4. The CSCC has also issued a Call for Participation in several new working groups. For more information on the CSCC, visit

Melvin Greer, Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing, Lockheed Martin; interim chair, CSCC steering committee, called for volunteers to work on the "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing."

"We've received a fantastic response from customers interested in cloud adoption, but there are still a lot of questions," said Melvin Greer. "With the creation of the Practical Guide to Cloud Computing, the CSCC hopes to dispel the myths, clear up the hype and clarify what it means to adopt cloud computing."

Anyone interested in participating in the creation of the "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing" should email

Working Groups
The CSCC has issued a call for participation in new working groups. Members have already suggested several areas of interest including:

  • Cloud Interoperability
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • IaaS: Evolution from infrastructure to workload management
  • Legal
  • Mapping the cloud space
  • Media
  • PaaS: Landscape and boundary
  • Practical Guide to Cloud Computing Working Group
  • Reference Architecture
  • Retail
  • SaaS: Industry Vertical (Retail, Finance, Telco)
  • Social Business Standards for Cloud
  • Telecommunication
  • Transportation

Elections for the steering committee will take place at the first face-to-face meeting of the CSCC on June 21, 2011 in Salt Lake City, UT. Membership is free for qualified end-user organizations. The membership application is available at Vendors may join as sponsors. For membership or sponsorship questions, contact Ken Berk at or +1-781-444 0404.


About the Cloud Standards Customer Council
The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) is an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. The Council is not a standards organization, but will complement existing cloud standards efforts and establish a core set of client-driven requirements to ensure cloud users will have the same freedom of choice, flexibility, and openness they have with traditional IT environments. The Cloud Standards Customer Council is open to all end-user organizations. CA Technologies, IBM, Kaavo, Rackspace and Software AG are Founding Sponsors. For more information on CSCC, visit The CSCC is managed by OMG®

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Edited by Stephanie

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