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This article is part of the October 2012 issue of What is the true definition of cloud?
The lack of established cloud standards and interoperability has made it difficult to move workloads between private clouds and public clouds and some experts say these problems hinder cloud adoption. Without any industry-wide cloud standards, vendors have built proprietary cloud services on software stacks that are not compatible with the stacks used in public clouds -- making interoperability difficult, said Clive Longbottom, managing director of Quocirca Ltd., a research and analysis firm in Reading, UK. “It is a bit of a mess out there,” Longbottom said. “A majority of customers are just looking for a ‘standard’ across their own kit, with little view to what they may need in the future.” Many cloud adopters do not consider open-source stacks such as OpenStack that are used by the public cloud providers, but instead choose a proprietary one from familiar vendors such as VMware Inc., Microsoft or IBM, experts said. “Then, when it becomes obvious that virtual machines would be better off if hosted outside in a more public environment, the problems ... Access >>>
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