re: Cloud Standards: Bottom Up, Not Top Down
Still a lot of room to improve but the momentum of the various open standards groups like Openstack is promising -- in good part because of the involvement of some smart minds from providers like VMware, HP, etc. Consistent development and friendly competition is sure to lead to a better product all the way around. I would hope that what businesses draw from all the standards development is the need/importance of building out a strategic plan themselves while making cloud investments. Realizing the anticipated benefits only comes with solid plans.