“I am pleased that ETSI launched and steered the Cloud Standards Coordination (CSC) initiative in a fully transparent and open way for all stakeholders. Today's announcement gives a lot of hope as our European Cloud Computing Strategy aims to create 2.5 million new European jobs and boost EU GDP by EUR 160 billion by 2020.” says Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda.
The report provides:
Finally, the report offers a set of recommendations on the way forward. The analysis shows that cloud standardization is much more focused that anticipated and that standards are maturing in some areas.
“Cloud computing has gained momentum and credibility, thus generating new offers and demands for more complex use cases and services.” says Luis Jorge Romero, Director General at ETSI. “In this perspective, standardization is seen as a strong enabler for both investors and customers and can help increase security, ensure interoperability, data portability and reversibility”.
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 700 member companies and organizations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.