"In an interview with ZDNet Asia, Frank Feldmann, senior product
manager at Red Hat Asia-Pacific and Japan, said the industry push
to get on the cloud will be a boon to open standards as businesses
look more closely at interoperability issues.
"To consume different applications on different
platforms-as-a-service (PaaS), companies will need to be mindful of
interoperability so each application will be able to work with the
rest in their enterprise stack, Feldmann explained.
"However, he noted that this focus on open standards does not
necessarily mean companies will be fully reliant on open-source
software, because a mature developer community may not exist for
certain niche applications."