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Cloud Standards: Agreements That Hold Together Clouds by Marvin Waschke

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Network and Internet Standards Connecting the Dots

The cloud is inseparable from the network. If data cannot be transported to and from remote clouds, clouds are remote islands in the sky that might as well not exist for most consumers and enterprises.

Bandwidth—the volume of communication—must be ample to connect a cloud to its users. Without copious bandwidth, the pooled resources of the cloud can perform only the few useful tasks that can be contained inside the cloud perimeter.

Some big data analysis is contained within the cloud perimeter and can be performed without much network activity. Analyzing ten years of accumulated astronomical ...

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