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Trustworthy Cloud Computing by Vladimir O. Safonov

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CHAPTER 6CONCLUSIONS: PERSPECTIVES OF TRUSTWORTHY CLOUD COMPUTING

6.1 INTEGRATION OF CLOUDS. THE INTERCLOUD IEEE STANDARD

The Intercloud [21, 130, 131] is a prospective project on integrating the clouds. The idea of the project originated in 2007, in the early days of cloud computing [131]. It was formulated by Kevin Kelly: “Eventually we'll have the Intercloud, the cloud of clouds.” Since that time, there has been a trend to integrate all clouds into one common cloud. This is not an easy task. Along with the related task of developing a standard for Intercloud, there is a serious issue that does not help implement this idea. Currently cloud computing is in the state of active rapid development in a highly and aggressively competitive environment. A number of major software companies develop their clouds using the principle “not worse than the competitors.” Their interest is to win the competition on the cloud, rather than to obey to any standard of the cloud. Nevertheless, as you have already seen from the earlier content of the book (see Chapter 2), there are some trends on cloud standardization and using standard tools for cloud application development. So there is a hope that the idea of Intercloud will be finally accomplished, though, in my personal opinion, the work on developing a standard is not going fast enough.

The first draft version of the Intercloud standard [130] is developed by IEEE in 2012 and it is still unapproved.

Here is a brief history of the Intercloud ...

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