Cloud Connect: Metadata and Cloud Portability

Cloud portability may be more complicated that is generally understood. Alistair Croll, an analyst at BitCurrent, says the value of metadata in cloud computing platforms may become an issue in migrating applications from one provider to another. Alistair discusses the issue in this video from Barton George, which was recorded at the recent Cloud Connect conference in Mountain View. This video runs about 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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