ATIS committees and forums have migrated from the Contribution Registration Database (CRD) and website document posting to ATIS Workspace. Therefore, effective May 22, 2014, documents must be uploaded to ATIS Workspace. For a period of time, documents will continue to be maintained by staff via the CRD and webpages; however, the systems will not be synchronized daily and all participants must use ATIS Workspace for all of their committee/forum needs (documents, calendar, ballots, email, etc.).

Cloud Services Forum (CSF)

The Cloud Services Forum (CSF) promotes the integration of cloud technologies and network infrastructure to realize the significant benefits of cloud, by:

  • Developing standards to enable the network to do more than it does today (e.g., expanding product offerings including services on demand, accelerating time-to-market, lowering costs, minimizing complexity, increasing scalability);
  • Focusing on the creation of reusable Service Enablers to progress each phase of work; and
  • Creating technical solutions in support of a global marketplace to help Service Providers realize cloud’s full potential.

CSF’s Current Initiatives:

  • Develop video service specifications as a component of a unified communications framework (e.g., telepresence, mobile).
  • Progress the next phase of Content Distribution Network- Interconnection (CDN-I) focusing on multicast-based content delivery to mobile end-user devices.

CSF’s value to the industry related to efforts to progress a telepresence interoperability solution is differentiated by the following:

  • Creation of the first industry platform for cloud interoperability;
  • Development of solutions created with reusable Service Enablers to progress each phase of work in support of business-driven objectives;
  • Building solutions in support of the broader continuum of video services;
  • Identifying functional requirements will be identified to enhance interoperability and the user experience; and
  • Creating a marketplace facilitating supplier and service provider connection.

CSF’s Completed Initiatives:

  • Advanced a Trusted Information Exchange solution to address the directory, routing, privacy and accessibility implications associated with personal contact information resident in mobile devices.
  • Developed the next phase of Content Distribution Network- Interconnection (CDN-I) with Release 3 – building on initial use cases to address more complicated models and additional content types.
  • Defined virtual desktop functional requirements to take advantage of cloud resources to reduce management costs and support any-device, any-network access to desktops by end-users.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Reigle ( or Nicole Butler (


Leadership and Contacts

CSF Chair

Dan Druta, AT&T
CSF Vice Chair

Staff Contact

If you have any questions on the CSF please contact Yvonne Reigle, ATIS Director or Nicole Butler, ATIS Committee Administrator.
Upcoming Meetings -

Details are posted for the upcoming 2014 meetings!


In case you missed the Webinar on Service Enablers - The Key to Faster, more Flexible Service Technologies, you can access the presentation slides here.