status: Withdrawn

Chair (s): Owen Appleton, Michael Brenner

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: [field_secretariat_liaison]

Interest Group approach

Provision of data infrastructures requires collaboration and federation of multiple organisations and bodies to realise the vision of high-value joint data infrastructures presented by the RDA and others.

For data infrastructures to be relied upon by end users, in addition to policy- and technical-level alignment, there must be a shared basis for service delivery and management within data infrastructures.

The Service Management IG considers approaches, frameworks and standards that are suitable for effective management of federated data infrastructures. Existing best-practice approaches are valuable but are inappropriate for application in emerging federations, as seen in the difficulty of formal service management in e- Infrastructure and cloud federations.

The IG builds upon community experience of deploying service management in the e-Infrastructures that will support the emerging data infrastructures as well new approaches to federated service management. It draws together requirements and recommendations that ensure that design, deployment and operation of data infrastructures can take federated management aspects into account from the beginning.

This IG is at an early stage but is now being actively developed and will be well represented at the 4th Plenary in Amsterdam, September 2014. 

The current chairs are:

Owen Appleton, Michael Brenner, Thomas Schaaf 

External Links 

The Service Managament IG is connected to the community developing the FitSM standard for lightweight service management, and the IG will generate input to help shape the development fo this standard to support initial service management needs for data infrastructures. 

There is also a strong tie to the the community around the Business-driven IT Management workshop series, now in its tenth year, held as part of the IEEE/IET NOMS/IM annual conference series. 





Last chance to get a P6 breakout

by Herman Stehouwer

Dear Owen, Michael, & Thomas, The deadline for RDA Plenary 6 breakout session (23-25 Sept 2015) application is fast approaching. You have until 20th June 2015 to submit your request for a meeting space in Paris - Working & Interest groups as well as representatives from BoFs will be invited to share their group updates and interact with RDA members on 23
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Report from IG Service Management kickoff meeting, RDA Plenary 4.

by Owen Appleton

Dear IG members Today we held the kickoff meeting for the IG as part of the Fourth RDA Plenary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This marked the movement from a ‘paper IG’ to something more active and concrete. The session went well, with good discussion and general approval ofthe goals and approach selected for the interest group. The session began with an introduction to the IG, its chairs and goals. We stressed the diverse background, from e-Infrastructure service provision to
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