11:50am - sitting in a Press/Analyst briefing
Moderated by Ray Valdez (sp?) - Gartner
Lou Tucker, Sun Microsystems, CTO of Cloud Computing
Todd Fast, Sun Microsystems, Chief Architect, Platform-as-a-Service, (CTO, zembly.com)
Tim Bray, Sun Microsystems
Geir Magnusson Jr., Apache Foundation
The following are some snippets of the presentation that I've hopefully captured without too many errors...
...the idea of "nano-services" or "micro-services"...to fill in the niche needs
"cloud food chain"
"facebook is a channel", "mypace is a channel"
...As you move up the stack, to be a true cloud...there is more value [offered], you [as the customer] also have to willing to give up more [things]...
"[multi-tennancy is a requirement to be a true cloud]"
programmatic control over provisioning must be there...
Elasticity is considered important
Architecture: what is actually shared?
Tim Bray: Amazon doesn't tell you anything about the underlying architecture...[and does that really matter?]
Todd: Architecture or Programming Model?