Earlier, I talked through the three key categories of cloud interoperability as I see them, and the promise that each holds for increasing the agility and value of IT. One of those categories was Image/Data interoperability, which I defined as follows:
This is the one that most people assume when they say "cloud interoperability." How do you define a virtual server image, or a Java application, or a customer relationship management (CRM) database, such that it can be deployed on another host, often a competitive host, without modification?
In reality, Image/Data interoperability can be further divided … Read more