TMForum announces new organization of major Cloud buyers

The TMForum has created a new and noticeable organization called “Enterprise Cloud Buyers Council” to influence the Cloud ecosystem from customer perspective.

http://www.tmforum.org/ManagingCloudServices/EnterpriseCloudBuyers/8009/Home.html

Focus will be on interoperability and customer requirements like SLAs. A lot of  big Cloud vendors are on board, also, excl. Amazon…

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Microsoft reorganizes to strengthen its Cloud business

From Network World:

“Microsoft Tuesday created a new division designed to brings its cloud and on-premises software development together and provide a consistent platform for corporate customers.

The Server and Cloud Division (SCD) will be part of the Server and Tools business unit and is a combination of the Windows Server and solutions group and the Windows Azure group.”

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/120809-microsoft-azure.html

The Economist: Cover Story and Article on Cloud Computing

Battle of the clouds
The fight to dominate cloud computing will increase competition and innovation.”

http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14644393&fsrc=rss

and

Clash of the clouds

The launch of Windows 7 marks the end of an era in computing—and the beginning of an epic battle between Microsoft, Google, Apple and others”

http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14637206&fsrc=rss

IBM and the Cloud

Eine Übersicht über die vielen Cloud-Aktivitäten der IBM:

http://www.ibm.com/ibm/cloud/

Opera Unite

http://unite.opera.com

Google Wave Federation Protocol

http://www.waveprotocol.org/

Google App Engine Lets Your Web App Grow Up

http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/02/google-app-engine-lets-your-we.html