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Managing the Cloud

- May 14, 2010 - 0 Comments

Since my last posting on Real Time Services, I have been thinking about the Internet being at an inflection point, specifically, the impact to sustainable architecture development due to content distribution that is relevant for consumers. Recall, from the April blog post that characterizing “real time” could be in the form of video, telepresence, voice, on-line games as examples, where mitigating latency is a must e.g. between clients-servers; agreement on what the optimal communications protocol should be and so on in order to deliver these services as expected by the consumer.

No doubt that managing the user experience is pivotal for customer retention.

As we shift the discussion to cloud computing, what are the implications to “cloud management,” to SLA management and so on? Let’s not forget the implications to security.

Next week I will be speaking at the TM Forum Management World on May 20, 2010, and on June 3 at Cloud Telco 2010 in Paris France.

I expect that these topics of management and security will be at the core of discussions in the above venues.

Finally, the ITU-T has announced a Focus Group on Cloud Computing where the first meeting will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on June 14-16, and I will be serving as a Vice Chair.

Look forward to speaking and/or or hearing from you!

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