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Cloud Internet

Is HTTP the HTTP of cloud computing?

Ok so after asking Is OCCI the HTTP of cloud computing? I realised that the position may have already been filled and that the question was more Is AtomPub already the HTTP of cloud computing? After all my strategy for OCCI was to follow Google’s example with GData by adding some necessary functionality (a search […]

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Cloud Standards

Is AtomPub already the HTTP of cloud computing?

A couple of weeks ago I asked Is OCCI the HTTP of cloud computing? I explained the limitations of HTTP in this context, which basically stem from the fact that the payloads it transfers are opaque. That’s fine when they’re [X]HTML because you can express links between resources within the resources themselves, but what about […]

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Cloud

Bragging rights: Valeo’s 30,000 Google Apps users announced

It’s been a long time in coming but I can finally tell you all about what originally brought me to France. Back in 2007 as a strategic consultant I designed, delivered and demonstrated a proof of concept of a complete cloud computing user environment (before it was even called cloud computing) to Valeo in a […]

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Cloud Standards

Is OCCI the HTTP of Cloud Computing?

The Web is built on the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), a client-server protocol that simply allows client user agents to retrieve and manipulate resources stored on a server. It follows that a single protocol could prove similarly critical for Cloud Computing, but what would that protocol look like? The first place to look for the […]

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Future

Apple iPad to be Steve Jobs’ welcome back gift?

You may recall the Crystal Ball: Apple’s $599 “iPad Touch” Netbook (with pictures) article last year in which I mocked up the forthcoming Apple iPad. Although it turns out I wasn’t the first with this idea (further proof it’s got legs) I wasn’t the last either, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that “people privy […]