Cloud Services Certification

Communications of the ACM (CACM) Volume 56, Number 2, pp. 33-36

Posted: 5 Mar 2013 Last revised: 27 Jan 2014

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Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne

Stephan Schneider

University of Cologne

Abstract

Cloud computing is an evolving paradigm that affects a large part of the IT industry, in particular the way hardware and software are deployed: as a service. Despite advantages of cloud computing, small and medium enterprises in particular remain cautious implementing cloud service solutions. Promoting transparent information exchange between cloud service providers and cloud users are essential premises to accomplish broad diffusion of cloud computing in the market. We believe that certification of cloud services by independent certification institutions can cope with the challenging lack of transparency, trust, and acceptance.

Keywords: cloud computing, certification, audit, cloud service certification

Suggested Citation

Sunyaev, Ali and Schneider, Stephan, Cloud Services Certification. Communications of the ACM (CACM) Volume 56, Number 2, pp. 33-36. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2218567

Ali Sunyaev (Contact Author)

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.isq.uni-koeln.de

Stephan Schneider

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

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