Cloud and datacentre bodies collaborate on trust agenda

Trade bodies the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Data Centre Alliance (DCA) on Tuesday joined forces to drive best practices amongst the cloud service provider community, specifically promoting trust, security and transparency within the sector.

Under the terms of the agreement, both organisations will establish a reciprocal, non-exclusive alliance partnership to encourage best practice as well as educating end user organisations on all cloud computing issues.

“The data centre is increasingly being seen as a critical component in the cloud “stack” in terms of resiliency, security, governance and cost base. This important new partnership between the Cloud Industry Forum and the Data Centre Alliance reflects the convergence towards XaaS (everything-as-a-service) and represents a significant step forward in the evolution of the digital infrastructure industry,” said Professor Dennis F Kehoe, CEO of AIMES Grid Services and DCA board member.

Simon Campbell-Whyte, executive director of the DCA, said: “The wide spread adoption of cloud computing has highlighted the need for a common standard that ensures transparency, capability and accountability amongst both cloud service providers and data centres – secure and efficient cloud infrastructures depend on an approach that addresses every layer.”

The Broadband World Forum is taking place on the 21st – 23rd October 2014 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Click here to download a brochure for the event.


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