Gartner recently released that the world cloud computing market would reach over 56 Billion this year and 150 Billion by 2013. IBM and others are creating the “Open Cloud Manifesto – Dedicated to the belief that the cloud should be open”. Oh, there is a buzz.
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It’s diabolical – the Open Cloud Manifesto sounds almost sinister! Well it’s not. I read it this morning and it is pretty benign! There are no standards in it just the commitment to open standards. I am not sure why Microsoft and Amazon are not on board except that they may not feel they are leading it I suppose. Anyway, the manifesto was released sometime last night!
The supporter list on the site includes: IBM, VMWare, Sun, Red Hat, Cisco, AT&T, AMD, Novell, EMC, Juniper, CSC, Rackspace and several others. I did notice Intel and Apple missing so I am not sure their position on this.
Here is a link if you would like to read the 8 page manifesto: