Why should be care about hybrid clouds? Sam Johnston of Equinix has some answers. At the Cloud Computing World Forum, London 2012, Johnston explained why hybrid clouds make sense in today’s cloud market. He also weighs in on how the cloud’s emphasis on open standards can help prevent vendor lock in, one of the big frustrations for today’s CIOs.

Show Notes

:45 Why should we care about hybrid clouds?

1.43 Cloud integration challenges – can open standards help?

3:42 Proprietary APIs pose problems

3:58 Aggregation and loose coupling

5:04 Can open standards prevent vendor lock in?

8:02 Next steps for cloud CIOs