Open Hybrid Cloud Round Table: Enabling a competitive multi-vendor market
February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join OpenForum Europe’s Round Table to explore how open standards and interoperability can enable a competitive multi-vendor cloud market.
Coud has matured from a buzzword to a fully realised operational reality. It can offer numerous advantages for those adopting cloud computing, such as decreased costs, higher flexibility, efficiency and security, especially in flexible hybrid cloud environments. However, the lack of cloud interoperability is a barrier to cloud-computing uptake, because organizations fear vendor lock-in.
Lock-in leads to the situation that once an organisation has selected a cloud provider, either it cannot move to another provider or it will incur a substantial cost in doing so, either because the economic or technical offer has become inadequate, or because the vendor has ceased operations. A common mechanism for enabling interoperability is the use of open standards. In this event we want to explore how open standards and interoperability can enable a competitive multi-vendor cloud market.
Head of Unit, Cloud Unit at DG CNCT
Managing Director, Internet Economy Foundation
Swedish National Procurement Services
A representative from a European Cloud business
Moderator and Questions
A light lunch will be served at 12:00. The event will start at 13:00. After a short introduction, the speakers will provide remarks, followed by a discussion with participants. The event will conclude at 14:30 with the opportunity to continue discussions informally.
Introductory statements will be public, while discussions will be under Chatham House Rule.