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Cloud Computing Part of Europe's Digital Agenda
ENISA Report Identifies Cloud as One of Five Priorities
By: Cloud News Desk
Apr. 30, 2010 03:55 AM
!As Cloud Expo in Prague June 21-22 approaches, a new report from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has identified Cloud Computing as one of five priorities.
"Five areas have been assessed as presenting the biggest need for research within a window of three to five years," according to the report. In addition to Cloud Computing, which tops the list, the areas include real-time detection and diagnosis systems, future wireless networks, sensor networks, and supply-chain integrity.
The report's authors write as follows:
"The past decade has seen a revolution in the way we communicate. An increasing number of services are going - or are being created - online, along with vast quantities of rich, multimedia content. The Digital Society that derived from this revolution is accompanied by a change in expectations.
"All participants - consumers, service providers, government - will expect the underlying communications infrastructure to support the demands the Digital Society will place on it. They will expect services to provide the required functionality, to be available at all times and in all places and to process and store data securely.
"Moreover, the service and infrastructure components will need to actively cooperate to provide the most reliable environment where services become increasingly complex, interdependent and mashed-up. It is the subject of availability that concerns us here - research into the technologies that improve the resilience of data networks and, therefore, the availability of online services.
"In March 2010 the European Commission launched the EU2020 strategy and, within its frame, a flagship initiative entitled, "A Digital Agenda for Europe." This is the continuation of earlier Lisbon Strategy and its i2010 initiative, which highlighted the importance of network and information security for the creation of a single European information space.
"ENISA's activities recently focused on, among other matters, the suitability of backbone Internet technologies regarding the integrity and stability of networks as currently deployed. As a further step in this direction, in 2009 the Agency proceeded with an assessment of the impact of new technologies on the security and resilience of network resources, and the identification of research priorities in the areas of networking resilience and in network and information security, basing on its Multiannual Thematic Programme (MTP1).
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The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conferences and exhibitions in Prague June 21-22 and Santa Clara November 1-4.
The recent Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced, more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!
The four-day Santa Clara event will attract more than 6,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors on a 120,000 sq ft show floor, larger than Cloud Expo 2010 East, New York City event!
All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented in the6th and 7th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.
"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will attending Cloud Expo."
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