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Cloud Standards

Introducing the Open Cloud Principles (OCP)

In light of the rapidly increasing (and at times questionable) use of the term “Open Cloud” I hereby propose the following (draft) set of principles, inspired by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) with their Open Source Definition (OSD). I would be interested to hear any feedback people have with a view to reaching a community […]

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Cloud

Announcing the Cloud Computing Manifesto

Earlier today Microsoft savaged an undisclosed effort to develop an “Open Cloud Manifesto” in secret, tweeting that “An open cloud deserves an equally open manifesto: http://is.gd/oZtA (and don’t show up to a party making demands without bringing something)” while blogging: “We were admittedly disappointed by the lack of openness in the development of the Cloud […]

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Cloud Standards

Cloud Standards Roadmap

Almost a year ago in “Cloud Standards: not so fast…” I explained why standardisation efforts were premature. A lot has happened in the interim and it is now time to start intensively developing standards, ideally by deriving the “consensus” of existing implementations. To get the ball rolling I’ve written a Cloud Standards Roadmap which can […]

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Cloud Standards

Approaching cloud standards with *vendor* focus only is full of fail

So I was taking stock of the cloud standards situation and found an insightful article (Cloudy clouds and standards) over at ComputerWorld via a colourful counterpoint over at f5 (Approaching cloud standards with end-user focus only is full of fail), hence the title. I made a comment which quickly turned into a blog post of […]

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Cloud Future

Crystal Ball: Apple’s $599 “iPad Touch” Netbook (with pictures)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so how better to illustrate what I think an Apple “netbook” might look like than to design what I’d build if I were them. I’ve affectionately called it the “Apple iPad Touch” – not because it’s a particularly clever name but because it’s close to “iPod” […]

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Cloud Security

On the Google Docs sharing security incident

I was just trying to respond to ZDnet’s hot-off-the-press article (The cloud bites back: Google bug shared private Google Docs data) about the recent Google Docs sharing vulnerability but ZDnet’s servers are throwing errors. Anyway now that Google have announced that they “believe the issue affected less than 0.05% of all documents” (rather than just […]

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Cloud

Cloud Computing Types: Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud

It’s no secret that I don’t very much like this whole private cloud or internal cloud concept (see here and here), on the basis that while advanced virtualisation technologies are valuable to businesses they are a severe short sell of what cloud computing is ultimately capable of. The electricity grid took over from the on-site […]

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Cloud

Cloud Computing Economics 101

I have finally got around to adding some of my cloud computing economics research in Wikipedia’s cloud computing article. I tried to maintain a neutral point of view but there’s not really a bad thing to say about cloud computing when it comes to economics. I also realised we hadn’t yet talked about cloud computing […]

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Cloud

Netbooks, Notebooks and Cloud Computing

My response to the Are netbooks quietly driving us toward cloud computing? article turned into an article in its own right: I’ve been saying for a long time that netbooks and cloud computing are intrinsically linked – indeed we developed something akin to a nettop 5 or 10 years ago at Australian Online Solutions but […]