Federated cloud could also be known as an orchestrated cloud – where you are not just joining up compute, storage and network services, but are also hooking up other low-level cloud services (data, CDN, messaging, integration, “Hadoop-y” things, etc.) to meet your needs. This means that not only would you be managing the individual clouds, but orchestrating services across them. Your application better be somewhat cloud aware to make that happen.
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