Welcome to Asia Cloud Computing Association
Founded in September 2010 the Asia Cloud Computing Association is a member driven, Asia focused non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate adoption of cloud computing in the region. Its' membership includes a diverse profile of very influential cloud providers, cloud consumers and government cloud stakeholders, working together to provide thought leadership for cloud computing in Asia and to remove obstacles to adoption.
Cloud Assessment Tool Launched
ACCA launches vendor-neutral Cloud Assessment Tool
Powerful online tool to help enterprises choose the most suitable cloud service provider
The Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) today launched the online version of its Cloud Assessment Tool, a powerful new tool designed to help businesses choose the most suitable cloud provider.
The Cloud Assessment Tool (CAT) provides a standard framework that allows IT users to measure their requirements against vendor offerings.
The vendor-neutral framework will help enterprises make informed decisions as they consider migrating their data and applications to the cloud.
ACCA is currently benchmarking services and platforms provided by its members, including PLDT/Smart, Microsoft, Verizon Terremark, Telenor, Equinix and Hiring Solutions.
Martin Backstrom, Chief Technology Advisor, PLDT Group, said the Philippines telco had benchmarked its cloud services with the tool.
"We find it very useful in conversations with potential cloud customers," he said. "It clarifies our capabilities in an objective way and helps customers understand what to consider when migrating to the cloud. It creates a trustmark for cloud computing services."
ACCA is also working with partners in the financial services and insurance industries.
Bruce McKernan, CIO of Sun Life Asia, said: "I see that the Cloud Assessment Tool could significantly reduce the time and effort (and thus money) required when moving to the cloud. It provides a standard and vendor-neutral framework for evaluating cloud services, which is something that is missing today."
ACCA CEO Per Dahlberg said the organisation was developing end-user guidelines and use cases to help create clarity around the assessed platforms.
"This will also provide users with information on how the tool applies in some industries and to different services and platforms."
The CAT framework is organized into eight performance categories spread over four service tiers, mapping operational parameter values against key criteria.
"This helps end-users to define and prioritize their own requirements and assess service providers' offers quickly and objectively," Dahlberg said.
It would also eliminate subjectivity and interpretation from the evaluation process for both service providers and application developers, he added.
The tool and a white paper can be accessed on the ACCA website.
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About the Asia Cloud Computing Association
The Asia Cloud Computing Association fosters collaboration and innovation in Asia to drive adoption of cloud computing regionally. Our outreach efforts extend to policy and regulation, security, best practices, and market education. The ACCA offers a specific forum for stakeholders to collaborate on the requirements of the Asia market from within, with expertise born of local knowledge.
Our members include Alcatel-Lucent, Asia Policy Partners, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Citrix, CITIC CPC, CloudGarage, CSA, Dimension Data, EMC Corporation, Eire Systems, eVantage, Equinix, Genetic Finance, Global Yellow Pages, Hiring Solutions, Hong Kong Cyberport, Huawei, iPerintis, Internet Society, Microsoft, NetApp, Nokia Siemens Networks, PLDT/Smart, Rackspace, Reed Hamilton, Telstra Global, Telenor, TrustSphere, Verizon and Workday.