Future of cloud computing discussed at int’l forum

Korea, China, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia discussed the future of cloud computing at the Asia Cloud International Forum 2013 on November 21 and 22 in Seoul. 

Representatives shared their cloud computing policies, strategies and future plans, and sought solutions to related issues including legal systems, security, certifications and standardization. 

Korea talked about its quality certification system for cloud computing and other countries expressed interest in its evaluation indexes and methods. Japan introduced its “Japan Revitalization Strategy-Japan is Back,” as it has chosen cloud computing as a key growth engine for its economy. 

“Cloud services have no national boundaries. Thus we need international cooperation across various fields including legal systems, security and standardization,” said Kim Jeong-sam, an Internet team manager at the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP). “We need actual and visible cooperation to promote unity and to improve competitiveness in the Asian cloud computing industry.” 

The ministry intends to encourage more Asian countries to participate in the forum next year. It also hopes to promote the development of technological standards, the exchange of human resources and businesses, and the execution of joint projects. This will help the forum develop into a centripetal venue for discussing cloud computing policies and businesses, the ministry said.

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