8 - 9 March 2016

Brussels, Belgium


The Cloudscape Series continues to attract the support of key players and stakeholders in the cloud landscape.

Cloud for Europe supports public sector cloud use as collaboration between public authorities and industry. The project identifies obstacles, finds innovative solutions and builds trust in European cloud computing.
 Cloud for Europe uses pre-commercial procurement as an instrument for public sector innovation. The pre-commercial procurement identifies innovative solutions for cloud services that best fit public sector needs, but also provides better information to public procurers about the potential of cloud services.The project started in June 2013 and runs until November 2016. It is co-funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7).

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a not-for-profit, global organisation with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing. CSA is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders with 26,000 individual members, 100 corporate members and 50 chapters worldwide. 

DIGITALEUROPE is the voice of the European digital economy including information and communication technologies and consumer electronics. DIGITALEUROPE is dedicated to improving the business environment for the European digital technology industry and to promoting our sector’s contribution to economic growth and social progress in the European Union. DIGITALEUROPE ensures industry participation in the development and implementation of EU policies. DIGITALEUROPE’s members include 53 global corporations and 32 national trade associations from across Europe. In total, 10,000 companies employing two million citizens and generating €1 trillion in revenues.

ENISA - the European Network and Information Security Agency, working for the EU Institutions and Member States, is the EU’s response to these cyber security issues of the European Union. As such, it is the 'pace-setter' for Information Security in Europe, and a centre of expertise. The objective is to make ENISA’s web site the European ‘hub’ for exchange of information, best practices and knowledge in the field of Information Security.
In September 2012, the European Commission endorsed a communication on ”Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe”, which defines the European Cloud Computing Strategy. The strategy sets out the most important and urgent actions. It represents a political commitment of the Commission and serves as a call on all stakeholders to participate in the implementation of these actions. With regard to standards and certification, the Commission will work with the support of ENISA and other relevant bodies to assist the development of EU-wide voluntary certification schemes and establish a list of such schemes by 2014.

EuroCloud is an independent non-profit organisation and every European country can apply to participate. In less than three years, 30 countries have a EuroCloud presence and a local Eurocloud association is formally established in 21 European countries. The organisation is focused on creating awareness of Cloud Computing throughout society, taking an active role in the design of cloud industry processes and standards and building a pan-European contact and knowledge sharing network for companies that have interests in Cloud Computing, either as vendor/provider or facilitator/aggregator for the ecosystem as a whole.

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The IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative, launched in April 2011, has picked up momentum since it received significant funding in January from the IEEE New Initiative Committee. Several products and services that have been in the works for months are now being introduced, including a website, conferences, continuing education courses, publications, standards, and a platform for testing cloud computing applications. The initiative is the first broad-based collaborative project for the cloud to be introduced by a global professional association.

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. More than 49 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a bureau in the US department of commerce whose aim is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology. NIST developed a Cloud Computing Programme which is part of the general US Federal Cloud computing Strategy and whose main goal is to accelerate the federal government’s secure adoption of cloud computing .
NIST cloud computing programme
The objective of NIST is to provide a direction for US government CIOs to initiate any new ICT investments concerning cloud applications, thus helping CIOs and their agencies to identify interoperability, portability and security requirements  to adopt cloud computing. The chosen methodology encompasses a strategic and a tactical programme. Contributions of specific working groups, such as the SAJACC – Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart the Adoption of Cloud Computing help the drive towards the adoption of Cloud Computing.

NIST Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart the Adoption of Cloud Computing (SAJACC)
The goal of the SAJACC initiative is to drive the formation of high-quality cloud computing standards by providing worked examples showing how key use cases can be supported on cloud systems that implement a set of documented and public cloud system specifications. The SAJACC initiative will develop and maintain a set of cloud system use cases through an open and ongoing process engaging industry, other Government agencies, and academia. Simultaneously, the SAJACC initiative will collect and generate cloud system specifications through a similarly open and ongoing process.
The SAJACC initiative will develop tests that show the extent to which specific use cases can be supported by cloud systems that implement documented and public cloud system specifications, and will publish test results on the SAJACC web portal.

OpenNebula.org is an open-source project developing the industry standard solution for building and managing virtualized enterprise data centers and IaaS clouds. OpenNebula interoperability makes cloud an evolution by leveraging existing IT infrastructure, protecting your investments, and avoiding vendor lock-in. In contrast to other open-source management tools that only provide a special-purpose implementation of popular cloud interfaces on pre-defined environments, OpenNebula aims to provide a open, flexible, extensible, and comprehensive management layer to automate and orchestrate the operation of virtualized data centers by leveraging and integrating existing deployed solutions for networking, storage, virtualization, monitoring or user management.

Strategic Blue is a cloud broker-dealer, founded in 2009 by former commodity pricing experts at Morgan Stanley.Strategic Blue are experts in cloud billing and price risk management, transferring expertise from the physical commodities markets to cloud computing.
The company is  headquartered in London, UK, currently has customers in the EU and United States, and is in the process of setting up an office in the United States to further support our US growth.Strategic Blue is an approved supplier on the UK government G-cloud programme.