Are cloud standards a bright new horizon, or just pie in the sky?

Cloud computing standardization is a buzzword in 2022, offering the promise of full multi-cloud interoperability. But are cloud standards possible in practice, or even desirable?

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A dark cloud looms over vendors as they fear new efforts to standardize cloud technology.
Michael Weidner

For many financial services cloud users, the ability to port data and workloads seamlessly from one public cloud to another and make applications interoperable, insulated from the work of dealing with individual infrastructure, is a kind of utopian dream. This flexibility gives subscribers the power to negotiate terms with providers, negating vendor lock-in. And regulators, particularly in the UK and EU, are pushing for a multi-cloud world to ensure that critical data is not lost and critical

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