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Cloud Computing is the Buzz

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:

http://www.opencloudmanifesto.org/