Call for Volunteers: Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing/Guidance v4

By J.R. Santos, CSA Global Research Director

screensToday at our annual CSA Congress in San Jose, we are announcing a formal recruitment effort for volunteers to help develop the next Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing Guidance, version 4.

This is among the most important guidance documents the CSA makes available to cloud users, as it plays an important role in helping users establish a stable, secure baseline for cloud operations. It also provides a practical, actionable road map to managers wanting to adopt the cloud paradigm safely and securely.

This next iteration of the Guidance will extend the content included in previous versions with practical recommendations and requirements that can be measured and audited. As a CSA industry expert author, you will have the opportunity to present a working product that is measured and balanced between the interests of cloud providers, cloud brokers, auditors, and tenants.

This adoption of cloud is intended to include new technologies in big data, mobile, IoT, SDN, and interoperability and portability in the cloud. Guidance, version 4 will also incorporate lessons learned from CSA working groups and other various CSA activities into one comprehensive C-level best practice.

Most importantly, Guidance, version 4 will serve as the gateway to emerging standards being developed in the world’s standards organizations, and is designed to serve as an executive-level primer to any organization seeking a secure, stable transition to hosting their business operations in the cloud.

Sound challenging and interesting? Then join us! We welcome your time, ideas and energy in making the next Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing Guidance a continued benchmark document that looks to the future in helping managers adopt the cloud paradigm safely and securely.

If you would like to contribute, please fill out the following on-line form at

After the form is complete, someone from the CSA Research Team will contact you with next steps.

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