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For Immediate Release: January 31, 2013

Contact: Marcella Wolfe
Manager, Public Relations &
Marketing Communications
Phone: (202) 434-8851


ATIS Offers Service Providers Comprehensive Guidance
for Integrating Cloud Lifecycle Functions

Washington – With emergence of cloud services that could span across one or many infrastructures managed by various providers, ATIS announces publication of the Cloud Services Lifecycle Checklist (ATIS-0200009) to offer service providers guidance and requirements as they integrate cloud lifecycle functions. Another product of ATIS’ Cloud Services Forum (CSF), the Checklist formalizes key steps and processes required to deploy cloud services, and focuses on six lifecycle functions: assessment, acceptance, audit, augmentation, abridging and annulment. It is designed to produce greater efficiencies through formalization and automation of integration between cloud service providers and their corollary actors throughout the cloud services lifecycle. It also provides service providers with a means to measure cloud services’ level of maturity and efficiency.

“Cloud Services integration across companies requires the development of new inter-provider governance tools that extend existing enterprise models,” said Andrew White, Principal Consultant, Nokia Siemens Networks, and Chair of the ATIS Cloud Services Forum. “The Cloud Services Lifecycle Checklist builds on the ATIS CSF’s significant body of work including its service enabler characterization specification. The CSF continues to use an agile standards development process to develop a comprehensive cloud delivery framework for service providers to construct and manage inter-provider services such as telepresence and content delivery.”

“Rooted in industry experience, the Checklist provides consistency and brings a high level of predictability to planning and operational teams to help them successfully design, implement and deploy interoperable services,” said Dan Druta, Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T, and ATIS CSF Vice Chair. “The goal is to enable cloud services federation and lower the cost of operations. ATIS believes that adoption of the Checklist also will significantly reduce the time to market for cloud-based services.”

The Cloud Services Lifecycle Checklist is available in the ATIS Document Center, your leading resource for worldwide technical operations standards for information, entertainment and communications technologies produced by ATIS Committees and Forums. Visit

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As a leading technology and solutions development organization, ATIS brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most pressing business priorities. Through ATIS committees and forums, nearly 200 companies address cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M communications, cyber security, ehealth, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle — from design and innovation through solutions that include standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, and interoperability testing.

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