Standards for Interoperability and Portability in Cloud Computing


The training aims to provide the fundamental concepts of Cloud Computing, covering interoperability and portability aspects, as well as related technical standardization considerations.

Targeted audience

IT or non-IT professionals with basic knowledge of Cloud Computing.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Describe the fundamentals and gain an overview of the state-of-the-art in Cloud Computing
  • Understand the interoperability and portability concepts and dive into some existing standards
  • Be aware about the existing Cloud Computing interoperability activities
  • Identify relevant developments in technical standardization related to Cloud Computing


  • Overview of cloud computing
    • ISO/IEC 22123-1:2021 Information technology - Cloud computing - Part 1: Vocabulary
    • ISO/IEC 22123-2:2023 Information technology - Cloud computing - Part 2: Concepts
    • ISO/IEC 17789:2014 Information technology - Cloud computing - Reference architecture
  • Introduction to interoperability and portability
  • Dive into some interoperability and portability standards
    • ISO/IEC 19941:2017 Information technology - Cloud Computing - Interoperability and portability
    • ISO/IEC 19944-1:2020 Cloud computing and distributed platforms - Data flow, data categories and data use - Part 1: Fundamentals
    • ISO/IEC 19944-2:2022 Cloud computing and distributed platforms - Data flow, data categories and data use - Part 2: Guidance on application and extensibility
    • ISO/IEC 5140:2024 Concepts for multi-cloud and the use of multiple cloud services
    • ITU-T Q.4041.1 Cloud computing infrastructure capabilities interoperability testing - part 1: Interoperability testing between the CSC and CSP
  • Standards development process in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38 Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms
    • Structure of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38
    • How to follow and contribute to standards development
    • How to consult Cloud Computing standards


3 hours


A certificate of participation issued by ILNAS, a recognized training organization, will be provided at the end of the course.

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