IEEE Launches Cloud Computing Initiative
Two working groups have been formed in order to tackle the issues at hand. IEEE P2301 will provide profiles of existing and in-progress cloud computing standards in critical areas such as application, portability, management, and interoperability interfaces, as well as file formats and operation convention, while IEEE P2302 defines essential topology, protocols, functionality, and governance required for reliable cloud-to-cloud interoperability and federation. Will cloud standards actually act to bring together what's becoming an increasingly fragmented market? It's hard to say with so little data to go on, but with an entity like IEEE pushing this stuff, we suspect a lot of major companies will be lining up to play ball soon. A unified cloud, we're looking forward to meeting you!