interoperability

How open communities can hurt, and help, interoperability

Portability is the key concept of interoperability. When systems are interoperable, we can move around code and processes between different infrastructure and platforms with minimal concern about the layers below. In the past, I’ve described this as a “black box” approach where users only care about the APIs and are blind to the implementation details. […]

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Collaboration is king at Cloud Foundry Summit EU

When businesses collaborate on open technology projects, everyone wins. That was the prevailing message throughout the Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt, Germany. Operators, developers, users and cloud providers gathered to share best practices and reflect on the state of this growing community. In the two years since the Cloud Foundry Foundation was launched, the community […]

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IBM issues ‘Interop Challenge’ to fellow OpenStack vendors

Don Rippert kicked off IBM’s presence at the OpenStack Summit with a challenge to fellow vendors: proof of interoperability by the end of October. Rippert, general manager for IBM Cloud Strategy, Business Development and Technology, spoke to a standing-room crowd Monday at the summit in Austin, Texas, where he began by reaffirming IBM’s commitment to […]

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5 technologies every cloud-ready systems administrator should know

In the last week of June 2014, I had the chance to share a project with worldwide information technology (IT) experts—all of them with a wide breadth of experience in the IT industry. We discussed several topics during those days—of course each expert has a very particular and personal point of view about the market […]

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How easy is the plug and play feature of SaaS?

Can a customer easily switch from one SaaS vendor to another if something goes wrong?

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Hybridization: A question of portability and interoperability

What you can do now to ensure portability and interoperability in cloud computing.

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5 considerations when moving to the cloud

While there is great appeal for moving to the cloud, be on the lookout for some of the following considerations.

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