Cloud Computing Standards & Protocols

Onsite Courses: Cloud, SDN, NFV
  • Course:Cloud Computing Standards & Protocols
  • Course ID:CLOUD-STND Duration:3-5 days Where: Your Office (7+ Persons)
  • Available as a private, customized course for your group at your offices or ours and in some cases as a WebLive(TM) class.

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Course Outline

Standards and Protocols Introduction

A high level overview of the topic and the briefing.


Standardization Landscape

  •  National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Cloud Security Alliance
  • Cloud Standards Customer Council
  • Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)
  • European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
  • Open Grid Forum (OGF)
  • Object Management Group (OMG)
  • Open Cloud Consortium (OCC)
  • Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
  • IEEE
  • Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
  • InfiniBand Trade Association (ITA)
  • Information Standards (OASIS)
  • Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
  • The Open Group
  • Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS)
  •  TM Forum


Lower Layer Standards

  •  8Gig Fibre Channel (8GFC) [ANSI/INCITS]
  • Open Virtualization Format (OVF) [DMTF]
  • Convergence Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) [IEEE]
  • Fiber Channel over Ethernet/Data Center Bridging (FCoE/DCB) [IEEE]
  • Priority Flow Control (802.1Qbb) [IEEE]
  • End-to-End Congestion Notification (802.1qau) [IEEE]
  • Shortest Path Bridging (802.1aq) [IEEE]
  • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) (802.1Qaz) [IEEE]
  • TRILL (Transparent Interconnect of Lots of Links) [IETF]
  • InfiniBand [ITA]


Upper Layer Standards

  •  Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart Adoption of Cloud Computing (SAJACC) [NIST]
  • Cloud Computing Use Cases [NIST]
  • Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) [OGF]
    • Open Cloud Computing Interface Core Specification
    • Open Cloud Computing Interface Infrastructure Specification
    • Open Cloud Computing Interface HTTP Rendering Specification
  • Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) [DMTF]
  • Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) [SNIA]
  • The Role of Representational State Transfer (REST)


Standards and Protocols Review and Summary

A review of the briefing topics and summary of the program.

Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

The underlying protocols, message formats, and exchanges are what make the architectures work. This course will review the predominant protocols, their standards, and operation using a detail-level presentation on cloud computing standards and protocols.


Customize It!

This briefing can be scheduled as a full three, four or five day standalone course or as a part of a larger curriculum with other courses.


Learn How To

  • Identify and differentiate all major Cloud Computing standards and protocols
  • Choose the right standards and protocols for specific tasks and applications
  • Implement lower and upper layer standards
  • Differentiate Cloud-only standards and protocols from standards and protocols which may be used in non-cloud applications
  • Specify and implement user-side and cloud-side protocols
Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

Persons responsible for the implementation and/or ongoing support and troubleshooting of cloud computing environments, either from the service provider or user side, will benefit most from this course.



Knowledge of operations of packet based networks is a pre-requisite. Prior experience with the open source WireShark™ network traffic analyzer is also beneficial.