|By Business Wire
|December 26, 2012 02:13 AM EST
Standards have increasingly become the core for countries to reserve
strategic resources and enhance international competitiveness. "The man
who sets up standards gets the world" has been repeatedly demonstrated
in the IT field, where giants like Microsoft, Apple and Qualcomm serve
as good examples. Cloud computing, conforming to the worldwide demand
for integrating computing resources and service capabilities, is the
strategic vantage point in the current international IT competition.
Therefore, China's competitiveness in the international IT field will
depend on our ability of setting up independent standards for cloud
computing in the future.
Cloud Computing Industry: Risks Behind Prosperity
In 2011, China's cloud computing industry witnessed a prosperous
development. Cloud computing continued to extend from governments to
enterprises and to individual users, from the IT industry to traditional
agriculture and industry in addition to the modern service industry. The
industrial size reached RMB160 billion, up 63.8% year-on-year, and it is
expected to reach RMB 800 billion in 2014.
Figure 1 Industrial Size and Growth of China's Cloud Computing Industry,
CCID Consulting, March 2012
However, risks also exist behind the prosperous development of the cloud
computing industry. Due to the lack of evaluation principles and access
systems, some regions which still lacks great demand for cloud computing
applications may claim markets by making rash investments; the shortage
of applications makes it difficult for data centers to operate at full
capacity; the change of the security environment forces cloud computing
to face new security situations. Such risks have been affecting the
healthy and sustainable development of China's cloud computing industry
at every moment. These risks will become the blasting fuse of crises in
China's cloud computing industry.
Major Fields Requiring Standards
Cloud computing standards will involve infrastructures, key technologies
and products, assessment, operation, security evaluation, etc., and
cover basically all the components from hardware, software to business
Basic standards: Such standards, used to clarify and define the
terms, definitions, demand and business scenarios of cloud computing,
are some common basic standards of cloud computing, including the
terminology, basic reference models and standardized guides of cloud
Standards for key cloud computing technologies and products: Such
standards mainly focus on issues like on-demand supply of resources,
data locking, distributed management of massive data, and browsing
interaction that are most concerned by users, aiming at building an
interconnected, highly efficient and stable environment for cloud
computing to regulate multiple layers such as the resource layer, the
data layer and the application layer.
Standards for service operation management: Such standards cover
general requirements for cloud services, standards for cloud-based
service modes, general standards for cloud service protocols, evaluation
guides on the quality of cloud services, standards for cloud O&M
services, standards for cloud service auditing, standards for cloud
governance and other aspects, focusing on resolving issues like required
qualifications and capabilities for providing cloud computing services,
as well as telemeter reading and service auditing when providing cloud
computing services for users. Besides, to ensure high-quality services,
issues like the O&M services of various cloud computing platforms and
data centers, service quality evaluation and service grading are also
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