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ITU group to offer global view of cloud standardization

A new International Telecommunication Union (ITU) focus group on Cloud Computing has been formed to enable a g...


May 18, 2010  


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A new International Telecommunication Union (ITU) focus group on Cloud Computing has been formed to enable a global cloud computing ecosystem where interoperability facilitates secure information exchange across platforms, the organization says.

 

The group will take a “global view of standards activity” creating new ones where necessary while also taking into account the work of others and proposing them for international standardization.

 

Cloud computing speeds and streamlines application deployment without upfront capital costs for servers and storage, the ITU says.

 

Deployments are being announced on an almost daily basis, but according to some industry watchers, interoperability is a problem.

 

“Cloud computing is the future of ICTs,” says Camille Mendler, vice president of research at the Yankee Group. “It’s urgent to address interoperability issues which could stall global diffusion of new services. Collaboration between private and public sectors is required, and ITU is ideally suited to facilitate productive dialogue.”