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Take advantage of using practical examples based on the SLALOM Specification and Reference Model

Take advantage of using practical examples based on the SLALOM Specification and Reference Model

The goal of SLALOM was not only provide a legal model but also importantly, but a technical specification. Our technical team has created a document Cloud SLA Metrics Based on the SLALOM Specification and Reference Model v1 that provides specific proposals for cloud SLA metrics based on the SLALOM specification and reference model.

Final Versions of our Legal & Technical Outcomes are here!!!

SLALOM organized two live sessions to present the final versions of our legal terms and technical specifications for #Cloud #SLAs. The sessions provide examples showing how to practically apply SLALOM to improve current practice in the industry for # Cloud #SLAs and support development of cloud computing metrics.

The first webinar covered SLALOM Technical track "Using metrics to improve Cloud SLAs". The second covered the outcomes of SLALOM legal track, "Ready to Use Cloud Master Agreement for SLAs".

Intellectual Property & Liability raises various legal & commercial issues

This is a guest post by SLALOM Legal Team at lexology.com talking about "Intellectual Property & Liability raises various legal & commercial issues"
Gian Marco Rinaldi and Debora Stella

Intellectual Property

This point raises various legal and commercial issues. The relevant clause provided by cloud service agreements concerns:

Practicality and importance of the approach The need for standardisation

The following extract from the SLALOM initial positioning paper summarises feedback received on key inhibitors to cloud as seen from provider and service user (adopter) perspectives and solicits views on SLALOM’s goal in encouraging standardization through the provision of model legal terms and technical specifications.

Two questions were asked in the questionnaire to assess the importance of the work being done.

Plan the Unexpected: Uptime & Downtime

This is the first from a series of posts that will cover some of the aspects that summarize feedback and debate on Cloud contract definitions that we received from various different stakeholders on both sides of the equation, Cloud Providers and Cloud Adopters. We collected relevant requirements of various scenarios to be taken into account when defining the core of SLALOM models for Cloud SLAs, our legal and technical specification and the common SLA reference.

SLALOM is aligned with ISO Standards on Cloud SLAs

SLALOM is aligned with ISO Standard on Cloud SLAs
SLALOM technical team just released the first version of our complete SLA specification that provides an initial approach considering the outcomes of the analysis carried out in the last months, which comprised a) standardization approaches and working groups, including ISO, b) current SLAs offered by commercial cloud providers, c) expressed views by cloud providers and adopters, and d) research outcomes.

Data: The left luggage of Cloud Computing

Data: the left luggage of Cloud computing

Termination comes from the Latin to end or to limit, but is termination really the end, or just the beginning of the end? When it comes to cloud computing, a premature termination is not often amicable or planned. It’s not so much the slow pull into the station with announcement that “this train stops here, all change, all change please”. Rather it’s more akin to physical ejection from a moving carriage – sans luggage.

Get started with SLALOM practical, understandable, and safe and fair Cloud SLA Baseline Documents

Promises are not enough when doing business in the Cloud!
Get started with SLALOM practical, understandable, and safe and fair Cloud SLA Baseline Documents... take a look at SLALOM outcomes: a technical SLA specification and a legal reference.