CloudWATCH: Identifying location within the cloud ecosystem using an automated service for determining standards relevance

This report provides a detailed description of the data and methodology used to perform the quantitative clustering that serves as a precursor to the standards profile development activities of the CloudWATCH project.

A companion document (D4.3) provides a non-technical summary of the methodology, followed by a detailed discussion and examples of derived standards profiles which are not repeated here. Instead, we take the opportunity to fully describe the methodology used and to discuss related work as presented at the NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop VIII, held in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, 7-10 July 2015. We also intend to submit the body of this work for publication to the Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications.


Target audiences: Cloud computing projects and initiatives including projects funded by Unit E2; Software, Services and Cloud Computing projects; Standards Development Organisations, in particular IEEE P2301 and OGF OCCI

Authors: Neil Caithness, Oxford University

Contributing authors: Michel Drescher, EGI.EU and David Wallom, Oxford University