Open Cloud Initiative envisions an open cloud future
September 16, 2011 —
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“You don't have to use multiple vendors at once. That's just silly, right?" said Bueno. "Use one and switch when you need to. But interoperability is a habit, not a feature. If you have never moved all of your operations to another cloud, you simply don't know how hard or easy it is. The last time you want to find out is during an outage when everyone else is also trying to reserve computers on the competition's cloud."
And considering Amazon's cloud went down on April 21, 2011, the idea of hosting your cloud-based applications across multiple providers may not seem so silly anymore.
• Avoiding barriers to entry or exit
• Technological neutrality
• Forbidding discrimination
• Open standards for formats and interfaces