The Cloud Interoperability meeting prior to Cloud Connect in Mountain View, Calif., last week was a very interesting petri dish of some of the best and brightest in the cloud-computing marketplace.
There certainly was a quorum of companies represented (though Amazon.com couldn't make it at the last minute, and Microsoft never replied to the invitation). There also, as you might imagine, was no shortage of opinion on how to proceed.
As you might imagine in such a situation, most of the day was taken by attendees expressing their personal visions of cloud interoperability and standards building, only to boil next steps down to developing a taxonomy and sorting out a small list of the most pressing concepts to be explored. A wiki was proposed, and I will share the URL when I get it.
Here is the whiteboard at the end of the day (artistry courtesy of David Berlind, one of the founders of the event):… Read more