The Europe-based ICT standards body is inviting stakeholders to a Cloud Standards Coordination workshop in Cannes next month. By Guy Daniels.
According to ETSI, the European ICT standards body, the worldwide market for cloud products and services is estimated to reach between €50bn and €80bn by 2015.
In order to address the specific challenges of cloud computing, the European Commission released a Communication on Cloud computing in September 2012 (PDF here). This identified the proliferation of standards and a lack of certainty of which standards to use as some of the key factors holding back the widespread use of cloud computing.
The European Commission has therefore requested ETSI to coordinate with stakeholders and identify a detailed map of required standards in areas such as security, interoperability, data portability and reversibility.
ETSI is launching its new Cloud Standards Coordination on 4-5 December 2012 in Cannes, France, with a number of partner organisations. It promises a “series of brainstorming sessions” to enable participants to freely discuss cloud standards requirements. The event is open to all stakeholders and registration is free.
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