Simon Wardley introduces cloud computing with an interesting history lesson on the commodization of technology. Includes an introduction to the OSCON 2010 Cloud Computing Summit. Memorable quote:
the only [service providers] who call their customers “users” are drug dealers and software vendors.
Update: Simon has posted his own introduction to the Summit in Arguably, the best cloud conference in the world?, Bits or Pieces.
More from the Cloud Computing Summit:
- Subra Kumaraswamy, “Security, Identity – Back to the Drawing Board?” 25 minutes.
- John Willis, “Cloudy Operations“. 22 minutes.
- Patrick Kerpan, “The Cloud Myths, Schemes, and Dirty Little Secrets“. 17 minutes.
- Stephen O’Grady, “Curing Addiction Is Easier“. 18 minutes.
- Dion Hinchcliffe, “Cloud, E2.0 – Joining the Dots“. 30 minutes.
- James Urquhart, “The Journey So Far“. 11 minutes.
- Marten Mickos, “Cloud and Open Source – A Natural Fit or Mortal Enemies?“. 8 minutes.
- Neil Levine, “The Future of Open Source“. 9 minutes.
- Marten Mickos, “Cloud and Open Source – A Natural Fit or Mortal Enemies?“
- Tim O’Reilly, “Infoware + 10 Years“. 10 minutes.
- Panel Discussion: “A Cloudy Future or Can We See Trends?”, Speakers L-R Tim O’Reilly, JP Rangaswami, Kate Craig-Wood, Dion Hinchcliffe . Moderated by Simon Wardley. 50 Minutes.