Cloud Credential Council Adds 28 Partners, Nine New Members
| Topic : Cloud Computing/SaaS
Cloud computing is quickly expanding as an enterprise IT solution as more companies are recognizing the vast benefits of adopting various cloud services. With the cloud now a mainstay in the IT landscape, it's important for businesses throughout the world to adhere to regulations and best practices regarding the cloud.
The Cloud Credential Council was formed in 2011 to create an international set of standards for the cloud industry. The CCC recently announced the addition of 28 partners and nine new members, while organizing a board of nine IT experts.
"Before the CCC's inception, there was a clear need for an independent, vendor-neutral board to establish global regulations," said Cameron Chehreh, chief enterprise engineer of an information technology company and member of the CCC. "We have gathered a diverse group of experts and we are proud to lead the alignment in this growing field."
The CCC has several goals, including the development of cloud competence certifications and increasing satisfactory cloud training for businesses and IT professionals. Meanwhile, the organization also monitors the growth of cloud computing among enterprises and reviews new requirements for certification standards.
"The organization has made incredible strides over its first year and I believe it will continue to gain the respect of cloud computing companies and professionals in 2012," said Craig McLellan, chief technology officer of a cloud services and hosting provider.
According to the CCC's website, it's organization includes corporations, professionals, solution providers, exam institutes and training organizations. Membership fees are based on the annual revenue band of each prospective council member.
The need for collaboration among cloud users comes as the industry continues to expand at a rapid pace. According to a recent Gartner study, global IT budgets will expand only 0.5 percent this year, but most CIOs have made cloud computing one of the top technology priorities.