The ITU has set up a new focus group on cloud computing "to enable a global cloud computing ecosystem where interoperability facilitates secure information exchange across platforms."
on 05/15/2010 – Made popular on 05/15/2010
The IEEE - which now bills itself as "the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity" - is taking steps to bring global standardisation to cloud computing with what it says is "the first broad-scope, forward-looking cloud computing initiative to be put forth by a global standards development organisation."
Cloud computing seems to be all the rage these days. It’s not just a passing fad of course, it’s actually a very real business and a state of the art. The problem is that cloud computing means many things to many people, whether it’s public cloud, private cloud, software, infrastructure or platform as a service, etc.
Given the amount of hype currently swirling about cloud computing, it brings to mind a legitimate question -- is this just hype? Is there really something to this cloud computing, or is it just another bubble that is sure to burst? The answer, quite simply, is no, there is not a cloud computing bubble or burst taking shape.
Members of the cloud computing industry this week announced the Open Cloud Initiative, a non-profit organization to advocate open standards in cloud computing, at the OSCON 2011 open source convention in Portland, Ore. The organization maintains a set of Open Cloud Principles, adherence to which will determine whether a given product or service can indeed bear the open cloud label.
An entire cloud ecosystem is emerging in Australia with companies setting up shop to offer cloud building tools, cloud platforms, cloud brokering and cloud consulting – what’s still missing though are cloud standards to avoid lock in.
What if there were widely accepted standards for cloud security and, better yet, a universally recognized designation for "trusted" cloud providers?The basic promise of cloud computing is undeniably appealing: Increase efficiency and reduce cost by taking advantage of flexibly pooled computing resou ...
What if there were widely accepted standards for cloud security and, better yet, a universally recognized designation for “trusted” cloud providers?
The basic promise of cloud computing is undeniably appealing: Increase efficiency and reduce cost by taking advantage of flexibly pooled computing resources managed by somebody else.
Indeed, as Bill Brenner of CSO [...]
Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: Cloud ServicesOffloading problem computing issues to the cloud might seem like an attractive proposition – but leading architectural practice Hassell Group has taken a more measured approach to its long term intent to move more computing to the cloud.