[LINK] ISO and Cloud computing

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Jul 24 08:31:04 AEST 2012

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012, at 11:59 AM, Roger Clarke wrote:

> ... What does a 'reference model' mean in this context? ...

The World Meteorological Agency (WMO) has a detailed morphology for
clouds. Perhaps it could be applied to cloud computing?

For a three level model we would have: Mesospheric, Stratospheric and
Tropospheric. There might also need to be "Fog" for the local servers.

More seriously, I noticed several proposed cloud standards in the "Cloud
Standards Wiki": http://cloud-standards.org

Also ITU-T Study Group 13 is working on a Cloud Computing Reference
Architecture (CT-CCRA) in cooperation with ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC38/WG 3:

However, I suggest this work would progress faster, and ISO would
receive more input, if they were to announce a policy to release the
draft and final standards as free open access. ISO's current policy of
selling standards documents is not in the public interest and is holding
back international development.

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