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Cloud Computing Manifesto definition & meaning

The Cloud Computing Manifesto is a public declaration about the principles of cloud computing services such as user-friendly design, transparency, and security, scalability, sustainability, reliability for cloud computing providers and vendors. It can be defined as “a call to action for the worldwide cloud community.”

As the new computing paradigm will impact organizations, cloud providers must work together to ensure the challenges to cloud adoption. So, the industry needs an objective and conversation to have the flexibility to create new solutions enabled by data and applications regardless of the types of cloud computing.

This manifesto followed the earlier development of the Cloud Computing Bill of Rights, which addressed similar issues from the user’s point of view. The successive version of the cloud computing manifesto was released in 2009 with more transparent authorship and public hosting under a Creative Commons license.

On the contrary, a secret consortium of companies developed Open Cloud Manifesto in 2009. Reuven Cohen from the Toronto-based cloud provider Enomaly co-authored the manifesto. Cohen defined Open Cloud Manifesto with the words, “it is a call to action for the worldwide cloud community to get involved and embrace the principles of the open cloud. According to the blog post of Microsoft’s Senior Director of Developer Platform Product Management, Steve Martin, Microsoft denied signing this document. Microsoft criticized Open Cloud Manifesto because of the lack of openness in the development of the Cloud Manifesto. Security, data and application interoperability, data and application portability, metering and monitoring, and choice are vital points mentioned in Open Cloud Manifesto.

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