One of the opportunities that cloud provides enterprises with is choice of provider, but with so many alternatives, how do you make a choice?
A panel of cloud vendors including Engine Yard, Microsoft, Rackspace and Verizon tackled the issue of how to choose a cloud provider in a panel at the Interop conference this week. One issue that was raised repeatedly during the session was the one of standards.
“Cloud is a big shift in IT,” Tom Mornini, CTO and Co-Founder at Engine Yard said. “It’s too early to nail down standards at this point and I don’t think we know enough to tie into standard now.