10 things you should know (and do) to get ready for cloud federation

By Mary Shacklett – TechRepublic

Takeaway: Public cloud vendors are working hard to overcome security and governance concerns. When they do, IT will need to be ready to dock into any cloud the business require

The maturation of public clouds into enterprise-ready solutions will be fueling cloud federation with IT internal infrastructure and with other clouds. However, the timing of cloud federation and what IT organizations should be doing about it are still not clearly known. Here are several things IT should consider about the drivers of cloud federation — and what IT should be doing about federation now.

First, let’s look at the forces driving cloud federation.