Making Cloud SLAs readily usable in the EU private sector

Advisory board

Eric Simmons, NIST

Eric Simmon is a systems expert in the Cyber Infrastructure at the National Institute of Standards of Technology. He graduated magna cum laude from Worcester, Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA) with an electrical engineering degree in 1989. That same year he joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology to work on precision measurements for high voltage and high current. In 2009 he was one of the original members of the NIST smart Grid program. Eric led the NIST Smart Grid architecture effort and chaired the SGIP Vehicle2Grid PAP. He presently leads the NIST Cyber-physcial Cloud Computing project and is chair of the CPSPWG Use Case Subgroup and He also is a member of the NIST Cloud Computing Program and is project editor for the ISO/IEC 19086-2 “Service Level Agreement (SLA) framework and terminology - Metrics” draft standard

Eric's contribution to SLA-Ready is related to his work with ISO/IEC 19086 (Parts 1 – 3), NIST WGs, and other US-based initiatives

John Kennedy, Intel Labs. UK

John Kennedy is a senior researcher in the Cloud and Services Lab of Intel Labs Europe. He is focusing on open standards and open source enablers to facilitate more dependable cloud computing. John is particularly active in Intel's European research initiatives, engaging in collaborative research at local, national, and international levels. He has a B. Eng (hons) in Electronic Engineering and M. Sc. in Computing. John joined Intel in 1997 and has held roles of systems analyst, developer, solution architect, and applied researcher in Intel's Manufacturing, IT, and Intel Labs organizations. John's areas of interest include interoperability, dependability and differentiation in the cloud. A particular area of interest is open cloud standards in particular with OGF OCCI (Open Cloud Computing Interface) & SC38 Extensive experience in open collaboration with industry and academia, in bilateral, nationally funded and internationally funded research programmes e.g. European Commission's Framework Programmes.

John provides input on activities related to OCCI in the field of SLAs and SC38.

Monique Morrow, Cisco Systems, US

Monique was the first CTO of Cisco Services from June 2013 to November 2014 where she lead the development of Cisco Services Technologies mapped to Services Customer Solution Reference Architecture that is now foundational for Cisco Customer Solutions implementation. Monique has a track record of co-innovating with customers, that has transcended the globe from North America, Europe and Asia. Monique's specialities are: Networking technology; Grid, cloud computing, Intercloud-Federation, Internet of Things; M2M Security and E-Health; Semantic web; Business Development. Monique’s current focus in on the intersection between research - economics-technology to portfolio execution e.g. Circular and Exponential Economies as examples.

Feedback on lists of selected standards, and planned ITU-T activities.

Peter Deussen, Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE

Peter received his PhD in computer science in 2001 form the Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus. After joining Fraunhofer in the same year, he worked in the area of software and protocol testing, with focus on formal methods. From 2004 to 2010, he led a working group on Autonomic System's Engineering at Fraunhofer. In 2010 he joined the Competence Center ELAN and moved his focus to the area of Cloud Computing for the public administration. Peter Deussen has worked (on various occasions in the role of the project leader) in numerous national and international research projects including several EU founded projects. He is moreover active Cloud Computing standardisation (DIN NIA 38 (German national level), and ISO/IEC JTC1 SC38, and ITU-T SG 13).

Peter is ISO country representative for Germany, and provides feedback on lists of selected standards and Germany-based WGs.

Said Tabet, EMC

Dr. Said Tabet is a Senior Technologist and Industry Standards Strategist in the Corporate Office of the CTO at EMC. Said is a member of the Object Management Group Board of Directors and the principal EMC representative to the Industrial Internet Consortium. Said is Chair of the INCITS CS1 Secure Cloud Computing Ad-Hoc Group, and a member of the US delegation to ISO SC27. Dr. Tabet is also a member of the Cloud Security Alliance International Standardization Council, co-Chair of the SME Council and the Cloud Security SLA working group. Said spent over two decades driving and contributing to various international standardization activities including ISO, RuleML, OMG standards, W3C Semantic Web and Rules, Risk and Compliance, GRC-XML, Regulatory Reporting and Supervision, Security and Data protection and Privacy. Said continues to work on challenges around Cloud Computing adoption, IoT, Cloud SLA and security SLA automation, Big Data Analytics and security, cyber security and best practices, Industrial Internet of Things, and Semantic Data Collaboration. Dr. Tabet is a regular speaker and panelist at industry conferences and international standards meetings, authors and editor of book series and articles.

Said provides input to SLA-Ready on information related to ISO/IEC 19086 (Parts 1 – 3).

Seungyun Lee, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, KR

Convenor, ISO, JTC 1 SC 38. Dr. Seungyun Lee has been working for ETRI since 1999. He started in Protocol Engineering Center to develop the technology and standards for Next Generation Internet Protocol. He is team leader of the Service Convergence Standards Research Team in Protocol Engineering Center dealing with the Next Generation Web. He has also been actively involved in a long list of international and domestic standardization activities including the following activites: working with IETF since 2000 produced the 1st RFC in Korea (RFC3338), working with ITU-T since 2005 to develop the web-based convergence service standard in NGN environment, being Rapporteur of IRT (Internet Related Topic) EG (Expert Group) at ASTAP. He has also lead the foundation of the Mobile Web 2.0 Forum in Korea and he is in charge of MobileOK Task Force of Mobile Web 2.0 Forum.

Seungyun provides key input to SLA-Ready on ISO/IEC 19086 (Parts 1 – 3); Distributed Application Platforms and Services (DAPS) Korea and providing feedback on lists of selected standards activities in Asia.

Toshihiro Suzuki, Oracle, JP

Toshihiro Suzuki is currently Senior Director, Standards Strategy and Architecture for Oracle Corporation Japan, overseeing Oracle's standardization activities in Japan. He participates in various industry consortia and standards setting organizations including Web Services and Accessibility groups within Japan and ISO/IEC JTC1. He is Co-editor of ISO19086 Part 1. Toshihiro served as the chairperson of the EGA (Enterprise Grid Alliance) Japan regional steering committee to organize and evangelize the alliance in Japan.

Toshihiro provides insight into ISO/IEC 19086 Part 1 and feedback on selected standards and WGs in Asia

Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer SCAI, DE

Wolfgang Ziegler is Head of Grid and Cloud Middleware Research Group at the Fraunhofer Institute SCAI. His research areas are Grid and Cloud Computing with a focus on resource management, scheduling, data protection, data security, and Service Level Agreements. He is chairing the development of the two OGF standards for Service Level Agreements and their negotiation. He is also involved in the cloud research projects Cloud4Health, OPTIMIS and FORTISSIMO. He is leading the development of elasticLM, a solution for software licensing and license management in distributed computing environments such as Grids and Clouds.

Wolfgang provides feedback on lists of selected standards, and OGF activities in particular WS-Agreement.