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Cloud

Taxonomy: The 6 layer Cloud Computing Stack

Finally things have settled down enough that we can start making some sensible statements about the taxonomy of cloud computing. The Wikipedia cloud computing article(s) in particular are now fairly stable (after countless hours of work over the recent months) and the main one has climbed its way to the top of Google’s search results […]

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Cloud Standards

Cloud Computing: Bill of Rights (aka Ten Commandments)

I am pleased to share with you (at nearly 4am) the results of consolidating efforts by James Urquhart on his blog and Rich Wellner and I offline, by way of a draft of a ‘consensus’ Cloud Computing Bill of Rights or Ten Commandments available on the brand new Cloud Computing Community Wiki (http://wiki.cloudcommunity.org/). This MediaWiki […]

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Cloud Security

Privacy and cloud computing

There has been a good deal of talk of late on the important topic of security and privacy in relation to cloud computing. Indeed there are some legitimate concerns and some work that needs to be done in this area in general, but I’m going to focus today on the latter term (indeed they are […]

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Cloud Security

The Cloud Computing Doghouse: Nirvanix (aka Streamload aka MediaMax aka The Linkup)

Although Dell have been denied the ill-fated cloud computing trademark (that’s lowercase please. hold the ™) and moved on to more interesting things, they’re yet to concede defeat and withdraw their application. Even though the double decker bus has disappeared from the moon, that leaves us with 6 months of uncertainty before USPTO consider it […]

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Internet Security

Google Chrome: Cloud Operating Environment

Google Chrome is a lot more than a next generation browser; it’s a prototype Cloud Operating Environment. Rather than blathering on to the blogosphere about the superficial features of Google’s new Chrome browser I’ve spent the best part of my day studying the available material and [re]writing a comprehensive Wikipedia article on the subject which […]