International standardisation efforts will also have a huge impact on cloud computing.
Open specifications are a key in creating competitive and flourishing markets that
deliver what customers need. Europe can play a big role here – building on, for
example, the SIENA initiative and its development of a "standardisation roadmap
for clouds and grids for e-Science and beyond". I count here on the further support
and commitment of Microsoft and all the other participants.
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission
The potential benefits of cloud computing in business, public services and scientific
research are widely recognised. Efforts like the SIENA standardisation roadmap will
be very useful in making these benefits materialise.
Robert Madelin, Director General DG-INFSO