ZTE joins ITU's cloud computing standards study group
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 01-Mar-2012
China-based telecoms equipment and network solutions provider ZTE announced today it will join ITU's cloud computing standards study group.
The group, formally called Study Group 13 (SG 13), is overseen by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). SG 13’s research includes work on standards related to interoperability of cloud services and portability of cloud data.
Other companies in the group include Microsoft, France Telecom Orange and the Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Institute. ZTE is reportedly to be the only Chinese company in the group.
The group is derived from the Focus Group on Cloud Computing (FG Cloud), a temporary organization created by ITU-T in response to industry demand for standards. Companies from countries around the world participate in the FG Cloud through research activities.
Jamil Chawki of France Telecom Orange was appointed chair of the working party under SG13, which will take responsibility for existing SG 13 work on cloud computing as well as three new questions:
- Cloud functional architecture, infrastructure and networking; chaired by Mingdong Li (ZTE, China)
- Cloud computing ecosystem, inter-cloud and general requirements; chaired by Kangchan Lee (ETRI, Korea)
- Cloud computing resource management and virtualization; chaired by Richard C. Brackney (Microsoft, USA)
ZTE has since 2006 filed 107 cloud computing patents with China’s State Intellectual Property Office.