Activities in Cloud Computing Standardization

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At its meeting in February 2010, ITU-T's Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG) proposed to establish a Focus Group on cloud computing to identify and study the standards needs in this area. Cloud computing was examined extensively in ITU-T Technology Watch Report No. 9 issued in March 2009. The report concluded that cloud computing will require rapid standardization in many fields such as security, interfaces, quality of service, portability and cloud interoperability. Relevant work on cloud computing standards is underway in standards bodies, consortia and other interest groups. The activities of some 20 of these groups are compiled in this repository.