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Position paper - Cloud Computing : a business reality in Europe
The cloud ecosystem of the future needs to be open, competitive, and secure, trusted by governments, corporations and consumers. Trust in cloud computing is essential for cloud technology to be adopted and grow. AmCham EU is in favour of creating an ecosystem where data can flow across borders without restrictions, while at the same time promoting strong security.
Standard setting for cloud services should continue to be an industry-led, voluntary and consensus-driven process based on transparency. Cloud computing services should provide an appropriate level of standards-based interoperability and portability, without extending to the feature function level where services add value through differentiation. The European cloud policy should continue to favour an open and competitive market, and cloud research funded by the European Commission should remain open for all organizations with research capabilities in the EU.