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It's questionable if this should have it's own Wikipedia page. It's mostly vendor hyperbole at this point. Most people understand 'the cloud' to be an amalgamation of 'clouds'. There doesn't seem to be a clear need for a separate 'intercloud' term, just an attempt to create something similar to the Internet as a marketing mechanism. Until this term is broadly in use this page should probably go away. Randybias (talk) 13:41, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm definitely for merging and redirecting to the intercloud section of cloud networking. There isn't much more here that couldn't be described there, and we can always spin it back out into its own article if its necessary. Steven Walling 01:49, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
Since 2010 a lot has changed, Now in mid-2012, the IEEE has a sanctioned standards effort called P2302 Standard for Intercloud Interoperability and Federation (SIIF) http://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/2302.html. Over 50 participants from different companies have contributed to a first working draft. This is called the "Intercloud Standard" for short by participants in the IEEE. There is an Intercloud TestBed project also in formation by the IEEE. Perhaps it is worth tracking this term individually. - David Bernstein 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:36, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
I went ahead and added information with proper cites on the Japan GICTF, the IEEE Intercloud Workshops series, the P2302 standards efforts, and the recent announcement from IEEE to establish an Intercloud testbed. - David Bernstein 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:05, 11 August 2012 (UTC)