Seeking feedback on the draft Community Cloud Governance Better Practice Guide
In February this year, I released the final versions of the Legal, Financial and Privacy Cloud Computing Better Practice Guides.
I am now releasing for your review the next Better Practice Guide – Community Cloud Governance – An Australian Government perspective (draft).
- Draft Better Practice Guide – Community Cloud Governance DOC (293KB)
- Draft Better Practice Guide – Community Cloud Governance PDF (358KB)
The purpose of this guide is to provide agencies with guidance on providing a governance structure around Community Clouds. It is based around related frameworks using formal agreements that are managed by well-defined governance structures with clear roles and responsibilities.
It is important that agencies providing cloud services and those agencies consuming those cloud services have a common understanding of the features and how the service is managed.
I would be interested in your views on this draft before we finalise it. Please make your comments via this blog or alternatively by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before COB Friday, 8 June 2012.
This guide forms part of the Cloud Framework: a Stream One deliverable of the Australian Government Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper. The strategy paper, released in April 2011, positioned government agencies to choose cloud based services if they demonstrate value for money and are adequately secure.
Update: these documents are available on the Department of Finance and Deregulation’s cloud computing page.