Re: [clouds] IESG/IAB response to the Clouds BOF request in Beijing

Alexey Melnikov <> Fri, 17 September 2010 20:04 UTC

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(Speaking as myself now):

I decided to look at the latest list of deliverabled in order to get 
some idea of how different proposed work items fit into different IETF 

> The deliverables of the working group are as follows:
> A survey of activities of the Cloud Standards Development 
> Organizations (SDOs) and Working Groups (WGs) will be conducted and 
> the results will be analyzed for publication as an informational 
> Internet draft. This will be based on the 
> draft-khasnabish-cloud-survey-00.txt (available at 
> Tentative 
> publication date is March 2011.
> A Cloud reference framework will be developed using the currently 
> available and widely recognized Cloud Reference Frameworks. This will 
> be based on the information that that are being collected in 
> Khasnabish-et-al-IETF-78-Cloud-Reference-Framework-v3b-5Aug2010.ppt 
> (available at 
> Tentative publication date is July 2011.
This can live in Apps, but in general IETF is not very successful in 
dealing with reference frameworks.

> A survey of industry gaps in terms of work items related to exposing 
> Cloud resources, and provisioning and managing cloud-based services 
> will be conducted. This will not only help us identify the area where 
> open, hybrid, and proprietary mechanism are utilized, it will also 
> enable us prioritize the work items. This will be published as an 
> Informational Internet draft 
> (draft-Khasnabish-et-al-cloud-Industry-gap-00) in July 2011 using the 
> materials that are already available in 
> Khasnabish-et-al-cloud-Industry-gap-v3-Sept10.pdf (available at 

> A draft on cloud-based video streaming service will be prepared using 
> the mechanism that is presented during IETF-78 Clouds bar BoF 
> (draft-wei-dewar-cloud-video-sreaming-00 based on 
> Wei-Dewar-IETF-78-Clouds-bar-BoF-Cloud-Video-Streaming-29July10.pdf, 
> available at 
> This will be published in July 2011.

> A draft related to HTTP enhancement will be developed for use in 
> client and platform side APIs. That draft will be based on the 
> proposal that has been presented during IETF-78 Clouds bar BoF 
> (Johnston-IETF-78-Clouds-bar-BoF-Std-Gap-28July10.pdf) and is 
> available at 
> Tentative publication date for this draft is July 2011.

> A draft on maintaining Logs of Cloud services will be prepared using 
> the proposal presented in draft-golovinsky-cloudlog-00 
> (Golovinsky-IETF-78-Clouds-bar-BoF-Cloud-Logging-28July10.pptx, 
> available at and 
> the tentative publication date for this draft is July 2011.
Apps or O&M

> A draft on Cloud service auditing will be prepared by Hoff, Johnston, 
> Sapiro, and Reese using the existing draft-hoff-cloudaudit-00. 
> Publication date for this draft is November 2011.

> Two drafts are being proposed for address resolution and VPN extension 
> to private clouds. These are draft-dunbar-arp-for-large-dc-* 
> (Dunbar-et-al-IETF-78-Clouds-bar-BoF-Cloud-Address-Resolution-28July10.pdf, 
> available at,
This looks like ARMD BOF that was received by the Int Area.

> and draft-ning-vepc-requirements-* 
> (So-et-al-IETF-78-Clouds-bar-BoF-VEPC-Req-28July2010.ppt, available at 
> These are 
> tentatively scheduled for publication in March 2012.
Internet Area

> A draft specifying protocols for supporting and maintaining intra- and 
> inter-domain mobility of resources will be prepared using the concepts 
> presented in Morrow-IETF-78-Clouds-bar-BoF-Resource-Mobility-28July10.pdf
> (available at 
> This draft draft-morrow-cloud-resource-mobility-00 will be published 
> in July 2012.
Internet Area

> The group will also prepare (i) a draft specifying the management 
> information model for virtual networks in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) 
> that are using server virtualization using 
> Okita-Clouds-VNM-model-for-PaaS-Sept10.pdf (available at 
> with publication 
> date of Sept. 2012, and (ii) a draft on Virtualization and mobility of 
> core IMS (IP multimedia sub-system) resources using 
> Yokota-Clouds-Telecom-Net-Virtualization-Sept10.pdf (available at 
> with publication 
> date TBD.

> A few additional proposals are currently being socialized through 
> discussions in and the weekly conference calls. These 
> include the following: (1) Development of Virtual desktop for mobile 
> clients,
Apps or RAI.

> and (2) Cloud security and service trustworthiness.

> These will be presented during subsequent Clouds meeting, and the 
> related drafts will be published in future.