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Cloud Advisory Council Formed

By DE Editors

A group of original equipment manufacturers, technology suppliers, independent software vendors, and end users have formed the Cloud Advisory Council, a not-for-profit organization “dedicated to develop and enable the next-generation cloud architecture.”

Founding members include: AMAX, AMD, Atlantic.Net, Check Point Software, Colfax, DDN, Eucalyptus, Mellanox Technologies, Nanjing Standard Communication, Nimbula, ProfitBricks, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro, and Xeround.

Through this organization, new cloud architectures will be researched, defined and specified as a basis for next-generation cloud infrastructures. According to the group, its primary objects will be to define the next-generation cloud architecture; provide an open specification for cloud infrastructures; publish best practices for optimizing cloud efficiency and utilization; and enable ease-of-use with comprehensive cloud management and tools.

“The Cloud Advisory Council has been established by industry leaders to develop a cloud specification and best practices for building the most efficient cloud infrastructures. This is critical for vendors as well as for the cloud users,” said Eli Karpilovski, chairman of the Cloud Advisory Council. “The Cloud Advisory Council will assist and provide resources for industry and community organizations to better leverage their infrastructure and improve productivity and efficiency.”

The group will also propose the use of a new metrics, Cloud Center Efficiency (CCE) and Power Consumption Efficiency (PCE), to address inefficient utilizations associated with cloud centers.

For more information, visit the Cloud Advisory Council.

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