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CIF goes into Public Consultation

Industry body drives initiative to deliver a clear, professional and trustworthy approach to the delivery of Cloud services

Cloud Industry Forum goes into Public Consultation on new Code of Practice

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), established to promote trust, security and transparency within the sector, has launched its draft Code of Practice for public consultation. The CIF met last month to agree the final content of the draft Code, which aims to eventually standardise and certify enterprises offering Cloud Computing services.

The CIF has brought together key industry figures to discuss the issues and challenges that surround the development of a Code of Practice to offer certification for providers. It has been working on the development of the draft Code since October 2009 and is now asking for end users, providers and other stakeholders to participate in the consultation process by downloading the draft CoP and providing feedback direct to CIF.

Andy Burton, Chairman of CIF and CEO of Fasthosts says: "Interest in CIF has been growing rapidly since we announced its formation in 2009 and since that time the founding members have been working hard to develop a detailed Code of Practice. We firmly believe that the market needs a credible and certifiable Code of Practice that provides transparency of Cloud services such that consumers can have clarity and confidence in their choice of provider."

"Organisations seeking to use Cloud services need a straightforward form of certification or