Best practices for Cloud standards profile development

Standard profiles provide a clarification and constriction of a set of standards for a given application domain. The purpose of this report to provide a summary of the specific cloud standards profile activities undertaken, based on that present a best practices methodology for initiating and overseeing the development of Cloud standards profiles that should be implemented.
Hence, this report addressed the following topics:
*      It provides a methodology (best practice) that is supposed to be suitable for defining standards profiles and shows how to approach the relevant Standard Development Organizations.
*      It provides an extensive documentation of outreach activities that have guided the work presented in this report.
*      It provides an in-depth analysis of the current landscape of standardization in the area of cloud computing, including a gap analysis of issues not yet addressed by any standard.