Now we’re getting to where the rubber meets the road. In the Uppernet blogs of the past couple of weeks we talked about transparency. We meant that when you use a cloud service, the vendors involved in the entire data chain are known to you. Similarly, Nadella’s call for interoperability is as important. Many enterprise providers require scalability and redundancy. It isn’t unreasonable to select two different vendors – per say – to provide redundant connections to a company data center. Why not provide a similar option in the cloud provider’s service level agreement. Better yet, why not encourage cooperation between vendors. What a radical idea!