28 February 2019
Join OpenForum Europe’s Round Table to explore how open standards and interoperability can enable a competitive multi-vendor cloud market.
Cloud 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.
The event is free to attend, but due to limited capacity we appreciate signing up through the form.
Head of Unit, Cloud Unit at DG CNCT
Managing Director, Internet Economy Foundation
Swedish National Procurement Services
Venue: VIP Room at Avenue des Arts 56, 1000 Brussels
Introductory statements will be public, while discussions will be under Chatham House Rule.