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Goals of the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum
The group is made up of a some of the largest cloud related vendors and startups
By: Reuven Cohen
Nov. 26, 2008 07:35 AM
Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog
I'd like to take a moment to explain my cloud interoperability ideas. After various conversations, our concept is starting to take shape and is based on what I'm called the "unified cloud interface" (aka cloud broker). The cloud broker will serve as a common interface for the interaction with remote platforms, systems, networks, data, identity, applications and services. A common set of cloud definitions will enable vendors to exchange management information between remote cloud providers.
Reuven Cohen being interviewed on SYS-CON.TV at the 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA, by Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan.
The unified cloud model will address both Platform as a service offerings such as Google App Engine, Azure and Force.com as well as infrastructure cloud platforms such as Amazon EC2. Ultimately this model will enable a decentralized yet extensible hybrid cloud computing environment with a focus on secure global asynchronous communication.
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