The Open Cloud: Management Standards Achieve Interoperability

February 1, 2013

IT managers around the globe are adopting cloud computing technologies to deliver higher quality services while lowering costs and improving efficiencies. While there have been significant gains, developing cloud standards that promote interoperability is a crucial next step. This article details the benefits of such standards and looks at how they are being enabled. Read more…

By Winston Bumpus, Chairman, DMTF

Lockheed Martin Helps Define Cloud Usage Models

June 12, 2012

In an interview at ODCA's Forecast 2012 in New York City, Curt Aubley, the VP & CTO of Cyber Security & NexGen Innovation at Lockheed Martin, as well as the Open Data Center Alliance president, explained that moving the market forward with open solutions enables Lockheed to have more options, avoid lock-in and get the benefits of new technologies so that they can move faster in a more affordable fashion. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

NYC Gets Its Cloud On

June 12, 2012

One of the largest cloud events in the world, Cloud Expo is taking place this week in New York City. The four-day affair marks the 10th iteration of the bi-coastal conference, which just expanded its agenda to include the wildly-popular big data topic. With this dual- and often overlapping focus, there really is something for everyone. Partner events include the ODCA Forecast 2012, Deploycon 2012, and the RightScale conference, among others. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cloudscape IV Spurs Discussion

February 28, 2012

Defining HPC in the cloud — Juelich Supercomputing Center's Morris Riedel highlights key topics raised by Cloudscape IV event. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Developers Taking a PaaS on Clouds

July 21, 2011

While the IaaS market has evolved swiftly, interoperability concerns overwhelm the ability to get onboard with some PaaS offerings. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

IEEE Declares War on Cloud Computing Challenges

April 4, 2011

Today the IEEE announced a broad cloud computing initiative that seeks to untangle some of the most complicated knots binding cloud advancement--interoperability and general clarity of the ecosystem. The group sees a long road ahead but trusts its methods from past international standards will apply during this process as well. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Enemies of Interoperability

February 2, 2011

Although interoperability remains a hot topic in debates about cloud providers and end user needs, there is little hope on the horizon for true standards to emerge anytime in the near future. We discussed this issue with John Considine, CTO and founder of CloudSwitch. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Inching Closer to a New Era for Interoperability Standards

September 7, 2010

Interoperability remains a critical issue for groups advocating that users and vendors alike require a healthy, open ecosystem to drive greater adoption rates but the standardization for portability has been slow in coming. Groups like the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) are working together with other standards bodies to create a better cloud as the organization's president discusses during an interview following news of OVF standardization--a first step for workload portability standards. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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