Cloud is all about real time, on demand delivery of services and applications anywhere anytime. In doing so a cloud infrastructure among other things, should focus on transparency. All the more because while rendering services, numerous applications need to be supported so that the service is fast and secure and they can do it if among other things (Scalable, Secure, Monitored) they are transparent.
Transparency is a key pillar of cloud infrastructure and it moves hand in had with security in the sense that cloud infrastructure needs not just to comply with specific regulations but also prove this to auditors and users.
Data storage as per regulations, types of applications being used, security, privacy, monitoring –all should be transparent as much as possible and relevant to users and auditors alike.
It is transparency which boosts confidence and trust for a cloud infrastructure and hence transparency is the most important pillar to be recognized by cloud companies