Two Specification Drafts Issued: PaaS and IaaS Service Models August 31, 2012,
Volume 174, Issue 5
Oracle has collaborated with a number of leading technology vendors in the IT industry to draft two key specifications for cloud management standards, Anand Akela reports. One focuses on the Platform as a Service (PaaS) model; the other on the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model. The collaborators announced that their "Cloud Application Management for Platforms" (CAMP) will be submitted to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) for consideration in an effort to ensure interoperability for deploying and managing applications across cloud environments. The CAMP specification defines the artifacts and APIs that need to be offered by a PaaS cloud to manage the building, running, administration, monitoring and patching of applications in the cloud, Akela writes. Akela also notes the release by the Distributed Management Task Force ( DMTF ) -- the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on systems management standards development, validation, promotion and adoption -- of the new Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) specification on which Oracle collaborated as well.