Cloud Computing in Europe: Facts and Needs

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Why is Europe behind in the cloud race? How does it affect our global competitiveness? How can we regain our position?<br><br>We will describe the main aspects of our common position, as Europeans, towards cloud computing: Legal, Technology, Business, Culture. and how other regions are adopting it at a much faster pace. What does that imply in terms of business? It is not only the reduced overall IT cost of any service we are missing; it is also the agility of provisioning hardware and new business solutions, it is the reduction of Capex and hence the obstacles to get new ideas started.<br><br>In this session, we will also present some suggestions towards increasing Cloud Computing adoption and developing the Cloud Computing industry in Europe.')

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    1. 1. Cloud Computing in Europe: Facts and Needs World Hosting Days Rust. 22nd March 201229/03/12 1
    2. 2. Perspectives29/03/12 2
    3. 3. Perspectives: Connect the dots uni ties pport O29/03/12 3
    4. 4. Factors for adoption Cultural Legal Central control and planning in 27 different legislations, not the EU that the US does not yet fully integrated. have. Security concerns. High customization Investment cut. Cost savings? Existing intricate, complex Small markets, lower scale architectures. economics. No European Vendors: HW, SW, Service Providers. Less start-upsTechnology Business29/03/12 4
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    8. 8. Some European facts about Global Cloud Providers…
    9. 9. Local Providers Matters!
    10. 10. Drivers for adoption • Startups • Academic & Research environments • Public Administration • SMBs29/03/12 10
    11. 11. Recommendations • The legislative framework. Consolidation • Embracing interoperability and data portability. Standards • Public sector clouds: EU/Country/Regional/Local Cloud First- like Strategy • Global solutions for global problems • Local Service Providers for local Business of any size (based on local technology, aware of local concerns)29/03/12 11
    12. 12. 2 2 th Corporate www.stackops.com o o Community www.stackops.orgB Blog blog.stackops.com Twitter twitter.com/stackops Facebook facebook.com/stackops Email contactus@stackops.com29/03/12 12

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