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A slew of tech companies (major names include IBM, Cisco, EMC, Red Hat, and SAP) are giving...

A slew of tech companies (major names include IBM, Cisco, EMC, Red Hat, and SAP) are giving their support to TOSCA, a new standard aimed at allowing enterprises to migrate cloud apps without being locked in to the solutions of a single vendor. As Julie Bort notes, market behemoths (I, II) Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) are conspicuously absent from TOSCA's list of supporters, as is Google.
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  • The reason they are absent is Amazon and Microsoft both have cloud strategies that leverage unique APIs for a variety of resource services (ie. SQL Azure or S3). It's not as simple as "press a button and migrate" if your application is built around cloud-specific API. Amazon and MS led in Cloud which meant doing things a certain way. Now that there is a competitive field standardization will follow (as it always does in tech).
    18 Jan 2012, 01:52 AM Reply Like
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