Cloud industry associations sign best practice agreement

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Data Centre Alliance (DCA) have signed an agreement to encourage best practice on all cloud computing issues among cloud service providers.

The partnership is designed to promote trust, security and transparency within the sector.

“The widespread adoption of cloud computing has highlighted the need for a common standard that ensures transparency, capability and accountability amongst both cloud service providers and data centres – secure and efficient cloud infrastructures depend on an approach that addresses every layer,” said Simon Campbell-Whyte, executive director of the DCA.

The agreement will see the launch of a number of initiatives, including collaboration for lobbying and market education, the development and sharing of joint research findings and the promotion of mutual membership.

"We believe that our collaboration with CIF and its Code of Practice will contribute heavily to the development of a credible and thriving IT industry," added Campbell-Whyte.

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