Cloud Standards Coordination

A deeper look at Cloud Computing

Work Item 1: Identification of Cloud Computing users’ needs

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The Final Report is available

All CSC Phase 2 reports in version 1.0.0 have been open for public review and many comments received until September 26. These comments have been analyzed publicly during a Final Review Workshop and the required changes agreed upon.

The final version v2.1.1 is based on this feedback.

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Thanks to the 376 respondents to the users survey !

Scope of Work

The purpose of this Work Item is to understand the needs of the Cloud Computing community on a relatively granular scale, with feedback from the user’s needs collected and analyzed to ensure that their priorities are fully taken into account.

This also allows for an identification of users’ highest priority (existing or new) use cases and for some refinement of the CSC Phase 1 report conclusions.

An on-line Survey focuses primarily on the Cloud Computing users (e.g. SMEs, Administrations) and identifies needs, challenges, requirements for larger adoption. A special attention is brought to Cloud Computing standards and certification.

As a result, some recommendations are provided regarding the deployment of Cloud Computing services and the support that standards and certification can provide.

A further analysis of the material collected has been done in
another Work Item to assess the availability and maturity of standards for their implementation.