Friday, December 12, 2008

How to make clouds interoperable and standard !!

This has been a huge part of my life over the past few weeks! This is my personal view.

WARNING: DON'T EXPECT THE ANSWER TO BE FOUND BELOW !!!

There are three basic approaches to this issue being aggressively discussed right now:
  • “Standards Body” Approach
  • “Adopt Proven Technology” Approach
  • “Customer Driven” Approach
All three approaches have value and all three have their problems, including:
  • Global agreement on standards could be a long process
  • “Proven Technology” may mean “Proprietary Technology”
  • Multiple industry customers could result in industry linked standards for cloud

So what is an embryonic industry to do? A hybrid of course !! Options include, but are not limited to:

  • Release all details of a selected “Proven Technology” to industry and adopt as a basis for an open standard
  • Embrace multiple standards each set optimized for industry ROI models
  • “Interoperability Rating “ issued after standards body technical review

(And we've only just begun)

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