ETSI delivers its cloud standards roadmap to the European Commission

April 8, 2014 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from Orange-Business.  Author: Jamil Chawki.

In my article on how standardization can unleash the Cloud’s potential in Europe (in French), I talked about the European Commission’s new strategy for harnessing the Cloud in Europe. Among the various measures announced, the European Commission asked the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to provide a roadmap for cloud computing standards (especially related to interoperability, portability and data security).  In this post, I will present the results of ETSI’s report. According to the organization, the cloud-standards landscape is complex but not chaotic, and by no means a jungle.

cloud standards: complex but not a jungle, according to ETSI

In September 2012, the European Commission published its new cloud strategy with a set of measures expected to create 2.5 million new jobs in Europe and contribute €160 billion to the European Union’s GDP by 2020. One of the key measures laid out by the Commission to unleash the Cloud’s potential in Europe is to “cut through the jungle of standards.”…

In this context, ETSI launched a “Cloud Standard Coordination” committee, which published its first report in November 2013. The report was delivered on December 11, 2013 in Brussels at a joint seminar organized by the European Commission and ETSI. Over 100 cloud experts were in attendance…

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