Explore what customers should expect in cloud service standards
Discover organizations with the skills and tools that can close the gaps
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Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: July 27, 2012
Cloud outages are not new; administrators who regularly back up cloud-stored data expect to achieve a full restoration of the data to cloud storage after the outages. There is a potential drawback to this otherwise simple process, though — the system they administer may be locked into a service provider's proprietary methods for cloud services and storage. Cloud services standards can address and correct what essentially is a data-transfer failure. In this article, the author explores cloud customer expectations on interoperability and illuminates various cloud service standards organizations and what they offer.
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