In my April 4th post on Open Services Infrastructure I noted that there standards work was beginning in ISO on Clouds. So, before the Blog Idol site shuts down for another year, I thought I had better provide an update.
There is indeed a new standards effort starting up. Its called ISO JTC1/SC38 – Distributed Application Platforms and Services. It was established by JTC1 late last year and is having its first meeting from May 12 -14 in Beijing, China. While many details are yet to be worked out, this committee will have working groups on Web Services and SOA, and a Study Group on Cloud Computing. They will be collaborating with a wide veriety of other standards organizations, and it looks like they will set an aggressive pace of work (for a standards committee!!). So far, there are 16 countries participating with the USA as Chair.
Canada has set up a national committee to follow and contribute to the work. The Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC JTC1/SC38) had its second meeting on May 3rd and has appointed delegates to attend the meeting in Beijing. It looks like there may be quite a good level of interest in Canada.
For anyone who might be interested in joining the work, contact Rob Pitre (email@example.com) at the Standards Council of Canada for more information. If you google JTC1/SC38 you will also find some useful references.
I hope that some of you may be interested enough to join in the development of Canadian cloud standards!!