The European Cloud Computing Strategy: Key Actions
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The European Cloud Computing Strategy: Key Actions



Presentation at the World of Cloud Kongress, Frankfurt am Main, 9 October 2013; at the DatacenterDynamics Converged conference, London, 14 November 2012 (planned but not delivered because of a train ...

Presentation at the World of Cloud Kongress, Frankfurt am Main, 9 October 2013; at the DatacenterDynamics Converged conference, London, 14 November 2012 (planned but not delivered because of a train strike); and at the Eurocloud Congress, Luxemburg, 9 October 2012 (video online at; and .



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  • 1. World of Cloud Kongress Frankfurt am Main, 9 April 2013Die europäischeCloud-Computing-Strategie Carl-Christian Buhr, @ccbuhr (All expressed views are those of the speaker.)
  • 2. DatacenterDynamics Converged conference London, 14 November 2012Implementation ofthe European CloudComputing Strategy Carl-Christian Buhr, @ccbuhr (All expressed views are those of the speaker.)
  • 3. Eurocloud Congress Luxemburg, 9 October 2012TheEuropean CloudComputing Strategy:Key Actions Carl-Christian Buhr, @ccbuhr (All expressed views are those of the speaker.)
  • 4. Video & audio of the presentation are available at
  • 5. 101 Actions DAE,@NeelieKroesEU
  • 6. 101 Actions Advising on... Cloud Computing Data Protection/ePrivacy ICT Research Policy Digital Science/eScience etc., @ccbuhr,@NeelieKroesEU
  • 7. Cloud Computing in the Digital Agenda “Europe […] should develop an EU-wide strategy on cloud computing” A Digital Agenda for Europe (COM(2010)245, 19.05.2010),
  • 8. Why?1. Economic potential for cloud supply & especially demand sides2. Cloud computing will happen: to or with us?3. Many policies impact cloud & vice versa: horizontal view needed
  • 9. When?“[T]he deliverable is a document combining analysis and a plan of future actions. I want to have this in place no later than 2012.” Neelie Kroes, 27 January 2011
  • 10. What?“First, the legal framework: users rights, data protection and privacy […].Second, technical and commercial fundamentals: boosting research efforts […]Third, the market: we will support pilot projects for cloud deployment, and push public procurers into action.”Neelie Kroes, 22 March 2011
  • 11. Again: What?Enabling and facilitating faster adoption of cloud computingthroughout all sectors of the economyto help cut ICT costs and boost productivity and economic activity
  • 12. And what not?“our overall Cloud Computing strategy, is not about building a European super- Cloud, neither outright nor by forcing the integration of existing public Cloud infrastructures.” Neelie Kroes, 26 January 2012
  • 13. ImpactDemand side: Productivity potential for all; quicker and less risky professional IT for new users (e.g. start-ups)Supply side: new opportunities for telcos, equipment, services providers
  • 14. Process1.Expert Reports (e.g. by ENISA)2.Digital Agenda (19/05/2010)3.Announcement (27/01/2011)4.Public online consultation (16/05-01/08/2011)5.Hearings with users, SMEs, IT & telcos(11/2011)6.Industry working groups and recommendations(11/2011)7.Cloud Computing Strategy adopted on 27/09/20128.Implementation...
  • 15. PartnersEuropean Parliament Member States Council of the European Union
  • 16. Relevant Actions UnderwayDigital Single MarketAccess to content online/licensingSimplifying transactions (e.g. eID)Trust and Confidence (e.g. Data Protection)
  • 17. Three Key Actions1. Cutting through Jungle of Standards2. Safe & Fair Contract Terms & Conditions3. European Cloud Partnership
  • 18. 1. Cutting through the Jungle of StandardsETSI to coordinate stakeholders & identifynecessary standards (e.g. for security andinteroperability)Recognise ICT technical specifications for dataprotectionWork with ENISA & others to assist developmentof EU-wide voluntary certification schemesAgree with industry harmonised metrics forenergy consumption & carbon emissions of cloudservices
  • 19. 2. Safe and Fair Contract TermsDevelop with stakeholders model terms for cloudcomputing service level agreements forprofessional cloud usersEuropean model contract terms and conditionspursuant to Common European Sales Law; expertgroup for cloud-related issues beyond the CSLReview standard contractual clauses & bindingcorporate rules for international datatransfers by cloud providersWork with industry towards a code of conductfor cloud providers for Article 29 WorkingParty to endorse
  • 20. 3. Cloud Partnership: WhatIdentify common requirements forpublic sector cloud useTowards common & joint publicprocurement of cloud servicesShape the market to benefitprivate use
  • 21. 3. Cloud Partnership: HowSteering Board: industry and MemberState CIOs: 19 November 2012Pre-Commercial Procurement Actionwith MS (FP7, EUR 10m callpublished), with industry inputUmbrella for MS cloud activities
  • 22. Other ActionsFocus Horizon 2020 supportConnecting Europe Facility(including Commission IT) will usecloudCloud in international dialogueand free-trade negotiations
  • 23. Delivery2013 for most aspects of the keyactionsOverall implementation reportAdditional proposals, includinglegislative, if appropriate
  • 24. Selected Pointers The Digital Agenda for Europe Cloud Computing @ Digital Agenda Cloud Computing Strategy: Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe Neelie Kroes Cloud SpeechesDavos 2011 (Announcement): 2012 (Content Online): 2012 (Partnership): Brussels 2012 (DP): Neelie Kroes Blogs Data Protection in the Cloud: Cloud Partnership: Europe cloud-active: Contacts <web>{NeelieKroesEU, cc_buhr}</web> <twitter>@NeelieKroesEU, @ccbuhr</twitter> <facebook></facebook>