Robert Madelin - European Commission, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology - 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.
Trust-IT is a prime mover in the cloud computing landscape, analysing benefits and barriers to mainstream adoption in business, government and research. Our major success stories include the Cloudscape Flagship Series, the SIENA initiative and its standards Roadmap. Our ability to bring together all relevant standards groups, policy makers, European and international technology, and user communities from the public and private sectors continues to be instrumental in shaping the cloud landscape. This is particularly important as new service models gain traction, calling for the evolution of standards that are closer to the consumers.
The European Commission has widely recognised our role in supporting standardisation efforts in Europe and globally.
Mario Campolargo - Director for "Net Futures" in DG CONNECT
The SIENA Roadmap demonstrates that Europe has a huge potential for innovation. I encourage you all to pay particular attention to this Roadmap, to discuss it, to question it, bring it together with other aspects that may also need particular attention. Essentially to help calibrate it and bring its recommendations into actions so that Europe can be not only cloud friendly but also cloud active. Cloudscape IV, February 2012
Neelie Kroes - Vice-President of the European Commission
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. Official Opening of the Microsoft Interoperability Center, Brussels, March 2011
"The SIENA roadmap has made a number of key recommendations on e-infrastructure to support research in Europe. It has been a great pleasure for me as chair of the roadmap editorial board to work with Trust-IT Services, the SIENA expert groups, and the numerous individuals who contributed to producing the roadmap document."
Martin Antony Walker, Independent Consultant