IBM plans for all cloud services and software to be based on open standards
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This means that IBM clients now have a core set of standards-based technologies to build enterprise-class cloud services that can be ported from IBM to a non-IBM cloud. These standards will help reduce cloud complexity, avoid vendor lock-in, and hopefully reduce the level of balkanization that often comes when you introduce a new, disruptive technology.
If you're not aware of it, OpenStack is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing project that is free open source software released under the terms of the Apache License. The project is managed by the non-profit OpenStack Foundation. More than 150 companies have joined the project.
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As a reminder, IBM participates in several cloud-related efforts in such traditional standards development organizations as the ISO/IEC JTC-1, DMTF, OASIS, The Open Group, OMG, among others. IBM also participated in the Open Cloud Manifesto with other vendors in the industry (ope
For more information on OpenStack and open standards cloud products and services, keep watching cloud at developerWorks | the IBM SmartCloud site | the excellent expert blog Thoughts on Cloud | IBM cloud on Twitter | OpenStack.
And you can hear it directly from IBM VP Scott Hebner on why open standards are important in cloud computing. 0:41
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