Making Cloud SLAs readily usable in the EU private sector

NIST Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop IX

Cloud & the Interconnected World has been the theme of ths year's edition of NCCP Workshop & Forum in Gaithersburg, Maryland, US.

The world that we live in today is significantly different than it was just a few years ago. The ability to create, store, and manipulate ever increasing amounts of data from cell phones, tablets and other devices continues to grow by leaps and bounds. We have also seen an explosion in the amount of networked cyber-physical devices that interact with their environment through sensing and actuation. Smart cities, smart buildings and driverless cars are in the crosshairs of this new world.

Leaders from government, industry and academy discussed how cloud computing contributes to new technologies such as smartphones, Internet of Things, smart cities, smart buildings and driverless cars.

The event focussed on two main topics:

  • the roles of cloud computing in addressing the challenges of an interconnected world;
  • the needed building blocks for the vision and standards in order to make possible an interconnected world.

Cloud Service Level Agreements has been a key topic of the event, which dedicated:

- a presentation on Service Level Agreements (SLAs)/Metrics by John Messina NCCP Senior Member, NIST;

- a panel "Need for USG SLA Guidance";

- the workshop "Service Level Agreement Construction" by Eric Simmon, NIST;

- the workshop "Cloud Metrics Development" by Fred de Vaulx, NIST.


You can catch up on all the results with a video recording which will be available shortly here.