CA, IBM, Cisco and bunch of other legacy IT suppliers have formed a new cloud computing standards initiative to pursue application mobility between cloud providers. It’s a worthwhile goal but without the participation of actual cloud providers, it’s about as useful as a chocolate teapot. The Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (or TOSCA) will be shepherded by OASIS, an existing standards organization responsible for the OpenDocument Format among other standards. EMC, Citrix, NetApp, RedHat and SAP are also part of the group. Missing are Amazon, Rackspace and Microsoft, companies that will have to be onboard if the proposed standard is to be useful. There are also a multitude of other cloud standards efforts going on that could do this work. Why a new group was needed beats me.
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