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Why Federate When You Can Differentiate?

Why Federate When You Can Differentiate?

To clarify, this white paper is not a declaration that cloud federation is bad. It is instead a means for exploration of the alternate approaches to a Federated Model. In this whitepaper, we bring to light federation’s challenges and explain that for many there might be a more attractive alternative.


This white paper provides much needed clarity around the strengths, weaknesses and difficulties of implementing a successful cloud federation business model by presenting some of the business and operational challenges.


By reading this white paper, you will be able to:


  • Assess for yourself whether any of the common challenges in adopting federation apply to you
  • Better understand how you can use differentiation as a complementary or alternative approach to federation as a driver of growth.