Recently the ‘Canadian Cloud Best Practices Council‘ has been established as an educational forum for Canada's cloud computing thought leaders and consumer advocates. The Council aims to define a strategy for how Canada can become a leader in the emerging field of Cloud Computing, and to accelerate the speed of cloud adoption and utilization in Canada.
Keynote public sector executives including Jirka Danek, CIO at Shared Services Canada and Chris Moore, CIO City of Edmonton, are joining forces with their counterparts from industry powerhouse firms Microsoft, Deloitte, OpenNebula, and others to define an agenda for cloud innovation.
A first annual Cloud Summit is taking place on March 12, 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta. The theme of the conference is “A Call to Arms – Awakening Canada’s Cloud Agenda“. The first edition of the annual conference will discuss how cloud computing technologies can be applied to achieve business transformation while mitigating proprietary barriers to entry.
This is an important step because it will provide the foundation for future business innovation. I am honored to be part of the Advisory Board of the Council and look forward to participating in the Summit, where I will try to present the critical components that, in my view, Government Strategy should incorporate to accelerate adoption of cloud computing, and the importance of open-source and standards for interoperability and innovation.
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The Open Nebula is a good stepping stone for Canada's cloud technology. Thanks for posting this post.ReplyDelete
Thanks, OpenNebula is widely used in Canada. I think open software lowers barriers for service and technology providers in the new cloud market. Its adoption is providing significant business opportunities to the ICT Industry, including SMEs, helping them play a more active role in adopting cloud computing, in shaping the development of cloud technology, and in bringing to market interoperable cloud solutions and services.Delete
Thanks for sharing the valuable information on cloud computing. We (opendatacenteralliance.org) are also working on it and developing a unified vision for cloud requirements – particularly focused on open, interoperable solutions for secure cloud federation, automation of cloud infrastructure, common management, and transparency of cloud service delivery.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment and for sharing a description/link about the great work you are doing at the Open Data Center Alliance to shape the future of cloud computing. In my view, you are addressing cloud computing from the right perspective, as an evolution of the data center and based on open interoperable standards. Openness and interoperability will contribute to avoid vendor lock-in and create a healthy competitive cloud computing market.Delete
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