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Cloud provider lock-in creates risk and reduces the flexibility, one of key benefits of cloud computing. Your business, regulatory, and technical requirements will likely change, but the current state-of-the-art makes it difficult and expensive to move cloud applications and services to alternate cloud providers that may better able to better address your evolving quality-of-service, geographic, and other requirements.
OASIS TOSCA is a new, emerging standard being developed by industry leaders that will greatly reduce that burden for cloud applications and services in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS environments. Presented by the committee co-chair and two leading contributors, this session provides an overview of TOSCA that will help you understand and prepare for the impact of this new technology.
By increasing service and application portability in a vendor-neutral ecosystem, you will also see how TOSCA will enable:
Portable deployment to any compliant cloud
Smoother migration of existing applications to the cloud
Flexible bursting (consumer choice)
Dynamic, multi-cloud provider applications
Paul Lipton is VP of Industry Standards and Open Source at CA Technologies. He coordinates CA Technologies’ strategy and participation in those areas while also functioning as part of CA Labs. He is co-chair of the OASIS TOSCA Technical Committee, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the open source Eclipse Foundation, as well as both the Object Management Group and the Distributed Management Task Force in addition to other significant technical and leadership roles in many leading industry organizations such as the OASIS, W3C and INCITS.
Lipton is also an approved US delegate to the international standards organization ISO, as a member of the subcommittee focused on international cloud standards. He is a founding member of the CA Council for Technical Excellence where he leads a team focused on emerging technologies, a Java Champion, and Microsoft MVP.
Diane Mueller is a leading cloud technology advocate and is the author of numerous articles and white papers on emerging technology. At ActiveState, she works with enterprise IT and community developers to evangelize the next revolution of cloud computing - private platform-as-a-service. She is instrumental in identifying, building, and positioning ActiveState's Stackato cloud application platform. She has been designing and implementing products and applications embedded into mission critical financial and accounting systems at F500 corporations for over 20 years. Diane Mueller is actively involved in the efforts of OASIS/TOSCA Technical Committee working on Cloud Application Portability, works on the XML Financial Standard, XBRL, and has served on the Board of Directors of XBRL International. She currently works as the ActiveState Cloud Evangelist.
Laurent Liscia, Ph.D., Executive Director at OASIS, provides leadership, operational oversight, and strategic vision for the consortium. He represents OASIS in the international arena, serving as an advocate for open standards in matters of policy and adoption. Laurent also develops new opportunities to extend the breadth and depth of future OASIS work. Prior to joining OASIS, he co-founded several Web-related companies, including Traackr and Webmotion. Laurent served as a Media Attaché for French Foreign Affairs and has worked in France, Canada, Italy, Ecuador, Morocco and the United States. He holds a doctorate from the Sorbonne University and speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish. Laurent is based in San Francisco. Read Laurent's blog.
Dhiraj Pathak is with PwC where he focuses on helping clients with Cloud. He leads the PwC Cloud Lab developing cutting-edge solutions and services for clients across industry sectors. Prior to joining PwC, Dhiraj built a Cloud Advisory and Implementation Practice from the ground-up and delivered Cloud solutions and services to clients in financial services, healthcare and life sciences. He has led global technology transformation programs at Pfizer and GSK. His areas of expertise include business technology strategy and planning, product and service innovation, enterprise architecture, large-scale IT operating models, advanced analytics, health informatics, R&D, personalized medicine, shared services and global sourcing. He received his MS and PhD from Carnegie Mellon specializing in intelligent systems and was a Keck Fellow for Computational Biology.
11th–14th June 2012