Cloud Services Governance

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Cloud Services Governance
Cloud Services Adoption in large scale by enterprises has increased the need for cloud governance. This paper and presentation discussed a structured approach to cloud governance and briefly discusses:

  • Cloud Governance by Objectives
  • Cloud Services Governance
  • Cloud Architecture Governance
  • Cloud Operations Governance
  • Cloud Governance Organization

This presentation elaborates further on Cloud Governance discussing some of the key challenges and issues associated with cloud architecture governance:

  • Cloud Delivery Models and Cloud Service Models
  • Cloud Standards (or lack of mature Cloud Technology Standards)

Rajesh Radhakrishnan, IBM Global Technology Services
Mr. Radhakrishnan is a senior managing consultant and senior IT architect for IBM Global Technology Services (GTS). His current client engagements involve global ITIL program management, service management, and cloud service management. Prior to joining IBM, he was an independent IT architect at Zygous, LLC, for two years and a senior technical consultant at Sun Microsystems, Professional Services, for nearly five years. He was also a senior technical staff member at Metamor Worldwide for five years and consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in enterprise architecture and service management consulting, business continuance, high-end systems, high availability, storage technologies, and technical project management.
Mr. Radhakrishnan has an M.B.A. degree from Old Dominion University and an M.S. degree from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce.
Mr. Radhakrishnan is certified as a TOGAF® practitioner, ITIL-ITSM (v3) consultant (Expert Level), Six Sigma Black Belt, IBM Senior IT Architect, and as an Open Group Master Architect, Solaris Systems Administrator and Storage Architect.
Mr. Radhakrishnan was awarded a certificate of merit for being among the top 1% in All India Secondary School Certificate Examination in Economics and was awarded the VITS (Virginia IT Scholar) for 2003. Mr. Radhakrishnan has received multiple awards from Sun Microsystems (Service Excellence and 400/500 hour club awards) and from IBM (Service Excellence Awards, Restricted Stock Options, Invention Awards & Invention Plateau awards and Spotlight Awards). Mr. Radhakrishnan has one granted patent and nine pending patents.