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Comment by Henry Brown on June 18, 2014 at 9:12pm

Could be of some interest to some!


Formation of Three new NIST Cloud Computing Working Groups:

Cloud Services, Federated Community Cloud and Interoperability & Portability.

 Joint telecon kickoff session on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EDT

 Three public working groups are being formed to address requirements laid out in the USG Cloud Computing Standards and Technology Roadmap.

The Cloud Service PWG will perform a study of Cloud Services and methodologies to determine their characteristics and properties to address Requirement 4 - Clearly and consistently categorized cloud services.

 The Federated Community Cloud PWG will develop a framework to support seamless implementations of disparate community cloud environments that will address Requirement 5 - Frameworks to support seamless implementation of federated community cloud environments.

The Interoperability & Portability for Cloud Computing PWG will identify the issues and types of interoperability and portability needed for cloud computing systems, the relationships and interactions between interoperability and portability; and contexts where interoperability and portability are relevant in cloud computing.

The leaders for the PWGs will host a joint telecon kickoff session on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EDT to discuss the desired outcomes of the groups, the roles and responsibilities of the members, meeting schedules and deliverable dates.

The phone number is: USA (toll free) – 877-951-7311

International – See attached list for numbers

Passcode:  5342115

If you have any questions, please email me.

 Thank you.


Annie W. Sokol
IT Specialist, Computer Security Division
Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Department of Commerce
301-975-2006 (Voice)


Comment by Henry Brown on March 1, 2014 at 10:30am

IMO intereting read!

ARM Server to Transform Cloud and Big Data to the Internet of Things

A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general.

Comment by Henry Brown on January 12, 2014 at 7:58am

From Application Development Trends blog Waterswork

Possible Game Changer: IBM's Open Source Watson Cloud Platform

When IBM announced its decision last month to turn its Watson cognitive computing technology into an open software development platform, complete with APIs and (Big Blue hopes) a partner ecosystem, the news didn't exactly set the world on fire, but maybe it should have.

News of Watson's victory in 2011 over two human contestants on the Jeopardy game show did spark a mainstream media blaze, albeit a brief one, rife with facile quips about IBM's "Frankenstein of trivia," and repeats of übercontestant Ken Jennings' comment: "I, for one, welcome our computer overlords."

Comment by Dick Davies on December 5, 2013 at 4:08pm

Free Open Source Content Management Systems Event December 10, Washington DC

Digital Disruption In The Public Sector: Making The Agency Of The Future A Reality Today

Featuring speakers from The White House, National Archives, FEMA, Acquia, Amazon Web Services, and others.

For more information and to reserve your place.

Comment by Henry Brown on December 4, 2013 at 10:57am

IMO good infographic describing the basics of "the cloud" from


Comment by Henry Brown on October 11, 2013 at 7:34am

Have posted a discussion which could be of some interest/value to some
Title Microsoft and the Cloud

Comment by Henry Brown on October 8, 2013 at 11:09am

From Windows IT Pro
Title: Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Microsoft has taken the wraps off another free learning offering in the form of an eBook (PDF). Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals (by Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Azure Team) is one of the first stabs at trying to lure IT Pros into the Windows Azure party. At roughly 130 pages, the book introduces Windows Azure and then proceeds along 6 chapters to describe each Windows Azure service that is applicable to IT Pros.

Download the  8Mbyte PDF file:

Comment by Henry Brown on September 25, 2013 at 3:34pm

Have posted a discussion which could be of some interest to some!

From The Cloud Security Alliance

Title: How the Landscape of Security Analytics is Changing

Comment by Henry Brown on September 16, 2013 at 2:32pm

Have posted a discussion which could have some interest to some!

Title: Dropbox Security/Privacy Issue

Comment by Massimiliano Claps on September 13, 2013 at 2:31pm

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