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Karel de Vriendt

  1. 1. Cloud computing and the European Commission Karel De Vriendt Adviser Directorate-General for InformaticsTuesday, 8 November 2011
  2. 2. Cloud Computing – definition Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction Essential characteristics: on-demand self- service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, measured service Service models: Cloud Software/Platform/ Infrastructure as a Service Deployed as private (community), public or hybrid cloudNIST: http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/upload/cloud-def-v15.pdf 2
  3. 3. Challenges 3
  4. 4. A Digital Agenda for Europe From the Digital Agenda: “Europe […] should develop an EU-wide strategy on ‘cloud computing’ notably for government and science Stakeholder consultations: Industry stakeholders (ongoing) Public consultation done, results being analysed Strategy announced for 2012 4
  5. 5. European Cloud Strategy 5
  6. 6. Public administrations and cloud computing Cost reduction as driver Reluctant to use public cloud: security, privacy, control <> “public cloud first” strategies Government cloud – natural evolution (relabeling) of shared services concept, government App stores Procurement: lack of standards, immature market, potential for vendor lock-in 6
  7. 7. Links Digital agenda for Europe: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/digital- agenda/index_en.htm http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/cloudcom puting/index_en.htm ENISA reports: http://www.enisa.europa.eu/events/speak/cloud.jpg/view http://www.enisa.europa.eu/act/rm/files/deliverables/cloud- computing-risk-assessment http://www.enisa.europa.eu/act/rm/files/deliverables/cloud- computing-sme-survey Example cloud strategy (UK): http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/resource s/government-cloud-strategy_0.pdf Example cloud strategy (US): http://www.cio.gov/documents/Federal-Cloud-Computing- Strategy.pdf A voice from an outside observer (A. Di Maio, Gartner): http://blogs.gartner.com/andrea_dimaio/2011/10/18/is-it- still-too-early-for-governments-to-use-cloud-computing/ 7

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