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Could Computing 101
Could Computing 101

There are at least two organized gangs in cloud computing, with several more emerging in the wings.  This is a first cut at what we have in play.

Below the fold are a list of members of the Infrastructure 2.0 Gang and the Cloud Connect Gang, followed by a number of headlines from 2007 to date that comprise a rapid read-in.

As with the origin of computers, when librarians were not consulted, the focus on these gangs is on technical connectivity and related issues (e.g. authentication, security), and NOT on information-sharing and sense-making as the ultimate objective.

Infrastructure 2.0 Gang


Bailey, Stu (Membership Committee, Infoblox CTO)

Cerf, Vint (Membership Committee, Google)

Chapman, Brent (Founder, netomata)



Crocker, Steve (Shinkuro)

Ness, Greg (Infoblox)

Kowack, Glenn (Chairman, Founder, EU-Net)

Lynch, Dan (Membership Committee,   )



Cloud Connect Gang

Berlind, David,  Chief Content Officer, TechWeb/Editor and Host, Cloud Connect

Croll, Alistair, Principal Analyst, Bitcurrent and Conference Chair, Cloud Connect

Daniels, Russ, Vice President and CTO of Cloud Services Strategy, HP

Olesen, Marc, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Software-as-a-Service, McAfee

Rangaswami, JP, Managing Director, BT Design for BT Group

Rangaswami, MR, Co-Founder, Sand Hill Group and Host, Cloud Connect

Richardson, Bruce, Chief Research Officer, AMR Research

Srivastava, Amitabh, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Windows Azure

Staten, James, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Telford, Ric, Vice President Cloud Services, IBM

Warrior, Padmasree, CTO, CISCO

Useful References

2007 Google, IBM Promote Cloud Computing PC World, Grant Gross, October 09, 2007

The University of Washington signed up with the program late last year. This year, five more schools, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Maryland, have joined the program. The two companies expect to expand the program to other universities in the future.

2007  Google’s Cloud Looms Large How might expanding Google’s cloud-computing service alter the digital world? MIT Technology Review, Kate Green, December 03, 2007

2007  Google and the Wisdom of Clouds BusinessWeek, Stephen Baker, December 13, 2007

2008  IBM and EU launch cloud computing initiative IT World, Tom Jowitt, February 6, 2008

The IBM Haifa Research Lab will lead this computing project, but other members of the initiative include SAP Research, Sun Microsystems, Thales, and the University College of London.

2008  11 Cloud Computing Vendors to Watch, CIO Magazine, Laurianne McLaughlin, 11 March 2008

  1. Akamai
  2. Amazon
  3. Areti Internet
  4. Enki
  5. Fortress ITX
  6. Joyent
  7. Layered Technologies
  8. Rackspace
  10. Terremark
  11. XCalibre

2008 What cloud computing really means InfoWorld Eric Knorr, Galen Gruman, April 07, 2008

2008  Google’s Cloud Attack On Microsoft Forbes, Wendy Tanaka, 04.08.08

2008 Virtualization Google’s Cloud Forbes, Dave Girouard, 05.06.08

2008 HP, Intel and Yahoo! Create Global Cloud Computing Research Test Bed Press Release, PALO ALTO, SANTA CLARA and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29, 2008

2008  The Coming Network Evolution: Cisco Gets It, Do You? Utrilizer Infrastructure 2.0, Greg Ness, November 5, 2008

2009  Vint Cerf Sees “Darkness” in Cloud Computing and the Web Beet.TV, February 16, 2009


2008 IBM Expands Overseas Cloud Computing Centers, e-Week; 2008-09-24


2008  Cloud Nine for China’s Cloud Computing?, MobinoDe,December 23, 2008

2009 Alibaba Locates First Cloud Computing Center In Nanjing, China Tech News, January 5, 2009

2009  China Mobile Brews Cloud Computing Platform, TMCNet, 1 June 2009

2009 “Cloud Computing” – Dancing on the “Cloud” By Ya-Qin Zhang, Microsoft Corporate Vice President & Microsoft China R&D Group Chairman March 2009


2008 IBM Expands Overseas Cloud Computing Centers, e-Week; 2008-09-24

2008 Outlook 2009: Cloud Computing Presenting the top five trends in cloud computing,CIOL, from Narasimha Rao, Country Manager, Akamai, India, December 04, 2008

2009 Cloud Computing in India – MIT Technology Review Magazine 06 August 2009


Joint CLOUD 2009 and SERVICES-I/ICWS 2009 Panel ProgramIEEE 2009 International

Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD-II 2009), September 21-25, 2009, Bangalore, India

IDC’s Asia/Pacific Cloud Computing Conference 2009:”Preparing for the Next 20 Years of IT”

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