November 22, 2010 – Recently, several very well known organizations announced that they had formed Asia Cloud Computing Association (Asia Cloud), an open collaboration forum based in the Asia Pacific region.

WebWire shared this news in their article, “Computing industry leaders form Asia Cloud Computing Association to drive regional adoption, security, and policy.” The non-profit, vendor-neutral organization will address regional issues and challenges to adoption of cloud computing in Asia, including privacy and security concerns, compliance and regulatory mandates, licensing models, service levels, and other market risks.

The organization will evaluate global cloud standards produced by other industry associations and determine which can be adapted or advocated regionally. Initial working groups include those for public policy and regulatory issues, security, taxonomy, and carrier-grade applications. They anticipate accomplishing defined best practices, a cloud-readiness index, and the development of a taxonomy during 2011.

Big goals, but of course we’re on board for consistency in standards and taxonomy development. This will definitely be worth watching.

Melody K. Smith

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