Company has created a new wholly owned subsidiary, Microsoft Open Technologies, that will focus on working with the open-source community.
For cloud computing to go mainstream, interoperability is key. A new open-source project from Red Hat called Deltacloud aims to bridge the gaps.
The most active standards work in cloud computing is not actually around image portability or mobility, but in allowing cloud operations tools to interface with multiple public and private clouds.
There is tremendous excitement in the market about what the world will look like with "cloud interoperability" standards, such as image portability and mobility. How much of that is easier said than done, however?
This spring has seen an explosion of activity around cloud-computing interoperability. What exactly is cloud interoperability, and who are some of the major players in this market making capability?
A group of tech company giants thinks that there's benefit in linking together content from multiple virtual worlds.
Microsoft is dragging its feet toward interoperability with open file formats in the U.K., and hopes that a discount will distract people from the real issue at hand.
Wi-Fi is key to mobile operators' wireless broadband strategies and major carriers are uniting to ensure interoperability standards.
As an industry we are terrible at working on interoperability. The open-source world should be the one to fix this.
Open source makes the most sense for enterprises. Why? Because if they want to interoperate with their own code, they need code that is extensible, permeable...open.