Big business in big push for cloud standards

July 12, 2011

The rise of cloud computing has led to a strong push from the IT leaders at many major companies for cloud standards around such things as security and data portability. But the early push for standards is beginning to resemble a NASCAR race — everyone is is driving on the same track, but are sitting in different cars.

Multiple organizations are in pursuit of the same checkered flag, a set of standards that will facilitate the adoption of cloud computing technologies. The latest standards group group, the IBM-backed Cloud Standards Customer Council, announced its steering committee this month.

The overall message relayed through all of these efforts is clear: The business community wants cloud standards.

What is less clear is whether multiple efforts will make the standards push more competitive and accelerate their development, or will result in conflicting approaches that lead to a wreck.

Source Big business in big push for cloud standards

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