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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cloud Standards

The good news about cloud standards: They’re not as necessary as Internet standards were at this same point in the development of the Internet. The bad news? The cloud standard situation is a bit of a mess. We have standards-developing organizations creating cloud standards that aren’t being used, we have vendors creating proprietary APIs that are being adopted as de facto standards without anyone’s permission, and everything that even resembles a standard is more vendor-driven than anything we’ve seen in the past. Whether that will come back to haunt us remains to be seen.

To read more, please visit InformationWeek Reports: Cloud Standards.

Who has the best chance of beating Amazon for IaaS?

Amazon is the clear number one in Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings.  So who’s got the best chance of beating Amazon?

Read my full piece at SitePoint.

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