Cloud computing, as an emerging paradigm in the IT industry, promises significant gains in efficiency and flexibility at a time when demands on data centers are growing exponentially. As the tools, building blocks, solutions, and best practices for cloud computing are evolving, challenges exist in the industry to develop sound cloud solutions to meet the requirements of different end users. Intel’s Open Cloud Vision is cloud computing that’s federated, automated, and client-aware. This paper addresses the challenges of building towards a distributed cloud-based environment on Open Cloud Vision.