Are cloud standards just pie in the sky?

Summary:Pundits discuss the prospects of interoperability and standards in the cloud

The spectre stalking cloud computing is customers' fear of vendor lock-in — and one way to banish those misgivings is to increase interoperability through the introduction of standards. But how far are we from true standards for the cloud? At the recent Cloud Expo Europe conference in London, ZDNet UK broached the subject with a group of experts — Derek Kay of Deloitte MCS, Professor John Darlington of Imperial College London, Linux International's Jon 'maddog' Hall, and IBM's Linux advocate Bob Sutor.

Topics: Cloud

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Toby Wolpe is a senior reporter at ZDNet in London. He started in technology journalism when the Apple II was state of the art.

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