Cloud Open Standards

IBM is a leader in cloud open standards

Cloud open standards and open source are the key to achieving true interoperability and eliminating vendor lock-in across the industry. IBM builds its cloud offerings on open standards to ensure interoperability and accelerate clients' success with cloud. As an active member of several standards development organisations, IBM pursues standards that are

IBM Cloud open standards and the Cloud Standards Customer Coucil

Founded the Cloud Standards Customer Council

Cloud Standards Customer Council

IBM is a founding member of the CSCC -- the premier end-user advocacy group for cloud standards, interoperability and best practices. Now with nearly 400 members, the group works with cloud standards organisations to ensure real customer issues are incorporated.

Committed to OpenStack


IBM is making significant contributions in support of OpenStack's goal of developing a ubiquitous, massively scalable open source cloud platform. IBM supports OpenStack from the Board of Directors down to deep coding contributions leveraging vast experience in open source initiatives such as Apache, Eclipse and Linux.