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Cloud

An obituary for Infrastructure as a Product (IaaP)

There’s been an interesting discussion in the Cloud Computing Use Cases group this week following a few people airing grievances about the increasingly problematic term “private cloud”. I thought it would be useful to share my response with you, in which I explain where cloud came from and why it is inappropriate to associate the […]

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Cloud Trademarks

NewsFlash: Trend Micro trademarks the Intercloud™

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of TrendMicro‘s InterCloud Security Service product when it was announced as a beta back on 25 September 2006 (for general availability in 2007): PR: Trend Micro Takes Unprecedented Approach to Eliminating Botnet Threats with the Unveiling of InterCloud Security Service InfoWorld: Trend Micro launches anti-botnet service NetworkWorld: InterCloud Security […]

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Cloud

Gartner: VMware the next Novell? Cloud to save the world?

There’s been two more-interesting-than-usual posts over at the Gartner blogs today: Just a Thought; Will VMware become the next Novell? “VMware owns the market, well above 90%, and continues to come out with more and more innovative products.  VMware has a loyal following of customers who see no reason to change direction – after all, […]

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Internet Standards

Organising the Internet with Web Categories

In order to scratch an itch relating to the Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) I submitted my first Internet-Draft to the IETF this week: Web Categories (draft-johnston-http-category-header). The idea’s fairly simple and largely inspired by the work of others (most notably the original HTTP and Atom authors, and a guy down under who’s working on […]

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Cloud Internet

The browser is the OS (thanks to Firefox 3.5, Chrome 2, Safari 4)

Almost a year ago I wrote about Google Chrome: Cloud Operating Environment and [re]wrote the Google Chrome Wikipedia article, discussing the ways in which Google was changing the game through new and innovative features. They had improved isolation between sites (which is great for security), improved usability (speed dial, tear off tabs, etc.) and perhaps […]