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And the 2009 Cloudie Award Goes To…

By John | January 29, 2009

Hold on now, it’s only January.  However, Christofer Hoff at Rational Survivability jumped out to an early lead yesterday with his new Cloud Computing Taxonomy & Ontology.

So here’s the back story.  Yesterday morning while I was preparing for my daily Cloud Droplet podcast, I read James Urquhart’s post “The need for a standard cloud taxonomy” about how the “cloud” community is still having a problem (my self included) explaining the cloud.  Then immediately after that I read Randy Bias’ great post called “Defining Infrastructure Clouds” and it started me thinking about some of my favorite taxonomies and what this all means.  I have also been doing some research for a Cloud Camp training class I have been developing and I was also interested in “Lamia Youseff’s” taxonomy.

Long story short, I wrote this post yesterday morning and some serious “Cloud” thought leaders took the ball and started running with it.  First Reuven Cohen picked up the ball with this post on this subject and then Chris started working on a “greater good” version of a cloud taxonomy.  By the end of the day a who’s who of cloud computing leaders chimed in on Chris’ excellent taxonomy and today we have a v1.1 version of a meaningful cloud taxonomy that most can agree on.  If yesterday is any indication of how powerful the viral nature of the cloud “expert” community is,  I would say “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”.  I am proud to have been a small part of that activity yesterday.

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4 Responses to “And the 2009 Cloudie Award Goes To…”

  1. Cloud Droplets #51 - Specifics Bob Specifics | IT Management and Cloud Blog Says:
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    January 29th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

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  4. Hemanth Setty Says:
    March 18th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Hey thats great! you should check out our taxonomy as well. http://www.opencrowd.com/views/cloud.php/2

    Maybe we can make the award next time:)

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