Clouds forming?

September 3, 2009
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I couldn’t resist. Sorry about that.  From Dave Rosenberg Cloud interoperability on the horizon?

I spent the first half of this week in Las Vegas at a nontech trade show, and missed both VMworld and the Red Hat Summit. However, watching and reading from afar, I noticed two major themes in discussion around both cloud computing and virtualization: cloud interoperability and the lack of application management tools.

Red Hat announced an open-source project called Deltacloud that looks interesting.

Amazon’s virtual private clouds should attract enterprises to the technology which will create a market for management products and services.

I think interoperability will be key to explosive adoption of virtualization at large – and it’s getting closer every day.

Debates rage on about what exactly “cloud computing” is – but fight it all you want, I think it’s pretty clear it’s here to stay, probably in a number of different forms.  It’s probably time to accept that and start figuring out how to make the most of it.

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