Re: [clouds] __答复:_scope_of_the_cloud

Gene Golovinsky <> Fri, 09 April 2010 11:59 UTC

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We're also missing a way of describing containers (e.g. hypervisors, platforms, etc.) and workloads (e.g. applications, virtual machines). CloudAudit provides a technical solution to the former (but it's out of scope) and Cisco's James Urquhart has been working on a descriptor format for the latter[2]. Both of these areas seem appropriate for IETF involvement, and indeed CloudAudit could be worked into a generic catalog service (e.g. the legal name of the provider, its location, logo, services, SLAs, etc.).
[Gene>] I fully agree with that

I think the best next step would be for to work torwards formalising the "clouds" effort somewhat, which will necessarily involve enumerating the opportunities for standards development and prioritising them. IETF-78 would presumably be a good forum for this activity (assuming it can't be done more inclusively on this mailing list).
[Gene>] In one of the previous e-mails to the list Bhumip has outlined areas of Cloud related interests. Then we had a discussion on the list where people expressed their preferences, suggestions and disagreements. Bhumip, since you were already doing this, would you please recap the list taking all that into account?