Open Cloud Manifesto Ensures Migration, Not Identity Management
With that kind of growth, IBM and Cisco Systems this week unveiled the Open Cloud Manifesto, a pledge among leading vendors supplying cloud-based services to maintain open standards to give customers the ability to exercise choice in selecting and changing services. Part of the concern behind the manifesto is to ensure that no one service provider monopolizes the market or unfairly locks customers into one cloud.
Users can have multiple instances of various hosted and Web-services open on their desktops, authenticating to each of them for access or creating a simulated single sign-on through a locally administered password vault. Most applications will enable cutting-and-pasting of information between applications. However, there's few ways that these applications can automatically port information seamlessly and transparently between them, especially across multiple domains.