This panel will examine the potential obstacles to Cloud adoption, such as security and trust, compliance, outsourcing, performance, virtualization, pricing, payment model, software licenses, choice of service provider or private Cloud builder, network bandwidth, and integration of all of these into existing business or research processes.
Paolo Balboni, who is the founding partner at ICT Legal Consulting, and Director of the European Privacy Association, Cloud Computing Sector Director and responsible for Foreign Affairs of Italian Institute for Privacy, will talk about the Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing in a panel on HPC Cloud Challenges. According to Paolo Balboni, prior to migrating to the Cloud, companies should carefully verify the data privacy and data security policy of Cloud service providers and choose the one that offers a high level of data protection. Moreover, companies should also regularly monitor the data protection compliance of the selected Cloud service provider and look into limitations and exclusions of liability clauses. In fact, not paying attention to these issues could leave the company - not the Cloud provider - legally and financially responsible for any data leaks or losses.
In addition to Paolo Balboni, the panel will include:
"In putting together the conference programme for ISC Cloud'12, we wanted to create a meeting that provides a comprehensive perspective on Cloud computing and we are pleased to offer this panel examining a wide range of issues", stated Wolfgang Gentzsch, ISC Cloud'12 General Chair.
On-line registration is now open for ISC Cloud'12 and there are two ways to save. General advance registration, at a savings of 50 euro, is open through Saturday, September 15. If you attended ISC'12 and purchased a full-conference passport, you are entitled to 25 percent off the ISC Cloud'12 pass. To register for ISC Cloud'12, you can use the code cloud4isc-2012.
The complete conference programme is now on-line.