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Cloud Standards: Agreements That Hold Together Clouds by Marvin Waschke

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Cloud-Specific Standards A Tide to Raise All Boats

Fundamentally, cloud consumers and providers have both coinciding and opposing concerns. Clouds present advantages to both providers and consumers, so both have an interest in standards that promote healthy and robust growth of cloud computing, but each group also has distinct business goals; those goals sometimes complement and reinforce each other, but they can also be antagonistic. Therefore, it is not surprising that consumer and provider interests in cloud standards are similar but not identical.

Consumers are eager for standards that will lessen the effects of vendor lock-in and reduce ...

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