OCC is a not for profit that manages and operates cloud computing and data commons infrastructure to support scientific, medical, health care and environmental research
The open commons consortium (occ):
Manages storage and data commons infrastructure, such as the Open Science Data Cloud Public Data Commons, the Environmental Data Commons, the BloodPAC Commons, the Biomedical Data Commons, and various contract-specific commons.
Provides a governance framework to align various stakeholders in the success of a Data Commons.
Provides index, metadata, transfer and other value services supporting data commons activities.
Manages cloud computing infrastructure such as the Open Science Data Cloud, to support scientific, environmental, medical and health care research.
Manages cloud computing testbeds to improve cloud computing software and services.
Develops reference implementations, benchmarks and standards, such as the MalStone Benchmark, to improve the state of the art of cloud computing.
Sponsors workshops and other events related to cloud computing and data commons to educate the community.