Today, Microsoft threw a desperate Hail Mary pass to preempt an upcoming industry coalition move to define Cloud Interoperability guidelines. This forced Reuven Cohen of Enamoly to write a blog post explaining the efforts by the industry coalition.
dozens of supporting companies) believe that like the Internet, the
cloud itself should be open. The manifesto does not speak to
application code or licensing but instead to the fundamental principles
that the Internet was founded upon – an open platform available to all.
It is a call to action for the worldwide cloud community to get
involved and embrace the principles of the open cloud.
Brandon Watson from Azure team responded to the firestorm in the blogosphere and social media with his own blog post
the web, and much of it will be developed by single companies (as in,
not coordinated efforts), and they will then share it with their
respective ecosystems. The market will ultimately decide who wins, but
we are so early in this game that simply ceding to the notion that
technology needs of a provider should not be driving features is a bit
I will be tracking this fight here at Cloud Avenue. Please see the following disclaimer regarding this.