Is Europe heading for a Cloud Constitution?

Industry bodies lending their backing to EC initiative to standardise SLAs 

The cloud computing industry could be drawing closer to having an effective constitution across Europe.

The European Commission (EC) recently unveiled the Slalom initiative, the aim of which is to standardise contractual terms and service-level agreements (SLAs) for providers of cloud computing services across the region. One industry throwing its weight behind the idea is the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), which proclaimed today its status as a founder member of the Slalom consortium, alongside such companies and institutions as Atos, law firm Bird and Bird, the National Technical University of Athens, and the University of Piraeus.

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