Confused about what, exactly, is cloud computing? You’re not alone! Business leaders and even IT professionals find it challenging to strip through the hype and buzz – as well as the conflicting definitions and terminology – and get a grip on understanding what cloud computing is and whether it’s a good fit for their businesses.
Enter tech titan Intel, announcing this week a new initiative “Open Data Center Alliance.” The alliance, part of Intel’s Cloud 2015 project, is a coalition of 70+ major players in cloud computing. Their task: to help standardize facets of cloud computing by establishing hardware and software standards for technology providers.
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Will it work? Maybe, at least as far as establishing standards goes. But will the standards be enforceable? So far, the greatest cloud computing experiment – the Internet itself – has been called “the largest unregulated computer network on the globe” by more than one expert. Will Intel’s “Cloud 2015: Open and Interoperable” slogan change to “Open & Inoperable?” Stay tuned…
On the upside, establishing standards will help reduce the number of “snake charmers” attempting to take advantage of the technology’s latest Wild West frontier. And that can only help business leaders and IT professionals feel more confident in pursuing and applying cloud technologies for their businesses.