Cloud Commons

CA Technologies and Red Hat Launch New Portal

Jessica Thornsby

Organisations including CA Technologies, TM Forum, Red Hat, Carnegie Mellon University and Insight Investments have launched a new community-based web portal for the cloud, ‘Cloud Commons.’

Cloud Commons defines itself as a platform for helping people make better sourcing decisions about the cloud. Registered users will be able to access the Service Measurement Index (SMI) decision support framework, which describes a business service in terms of quality, agility, cost, capability, risk and security in an effort to give users an insight into how their IT supply chain is operating. The SMI was initially created by CA, but will now be managed by the independent SMI Consortium.