Cloud computing mistake No. 4: Confusing SLAs
I can always tell that lawyers wrote these things, and like the user license agreements that we never can read completely when installing software, these SLAs need to be much easier to understand. Why can't they be in English?
Cloud computing mistake No. 5: Spinning standards
Everyone want standards, and cloud providers are certainly telling anyone that will listen that they are moving to standards. However, the action seems to be in writing the press releases, not actually adopting standards. They can't create standards by forming alliances and writing white papers; they actually need to figure out the details. And you need to keep holding their feet to the fire.
This article, "The top 5 mistakes cloud vendors make -- and you should watch for," originally appeared at InfoWorld.com. Read more of David Linthicum's Cloud Computing blog and follow the latest developments in cloud computing at InfoWorld.com.