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Cloud registry gets real time analytics capabilities in Singapore

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) on Wednesday announced important updates to the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Registry which will help companies to take a decision on which cloud service provider can best fulfil their needs.

The announcement was made at CloudAsia 2014 which is co-organised by IDA and co-located with Cloud Expo Asia & Data Centre World.

The CSP Registry will now have near real-time analytics which will give potential cloud consumers more information on the performance and availability of a CSP on top of the current static listings.

This will help enterprises when making a choice on which CSP they would wish to utilise.

The registry was conceived to engender trust through transparency for the benefit of cloud adopters by making available online information about CSPs. This was facilitated by services such as a self-disclosure form and information on a CSP's Multi-Tier Cloud Security Singapore Standard (MTCS SS) certification.

IDA's Assistant Chief Executive, Khoong Hock Yun, signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) with Compuware's Regional Director, Asean, Koh Eng Kiong for this service. Under the terms of the agreement, Compuware will access information on CSPs' availability and performance in near real-time. The company will provide free use of software tools and expertise for the performance and availability monitoring of CSPs via the Registry.

The new functionality will enable users to zoom in on a specific CSP, or select multiple CSPs to compare their availability and performance.