As I mentioned on Monday, I spent a couple of days this week at Cloud Connect in Santa Clara for some upfront cloud watching. The conference was spilling over with the clouderati — those visionaries, strategists, technologists and analysts at the forefront of cloud computing.
It was literally, the cloud computing twitter stream come to life. As such, much of the conference conversation is captured in twitter, under the #ccevent tag.
I did blog from a few sessions, links to those posts follow:
- @ Cloud Connect: Tuesday Morning 10 Minute Keynotes
- @ Cloud Connect: The Surprising Economics of the Cloud
- @ Cloud Connect: Public, Private, or Hybrid: Where’s the Value Today and Where’s It Going?
Mostly though, I took the opportunity to absorb the ideas presented and engage in conversation with fellow attendees.
I’ll do a summary of my observations soon, but wanted to pass along these links now. Cloud Connect is “the” cloud computing conference. I look forward to future editions.
I also had a chance to attend a special session of the San Francisco Cloud Club, which focused on PaaS platforms. The decision considerations presented by Engine Yard and Heroku really make you appreciate the difficulty of the work that PaaS providers do on behalf of adopters.
These are definitely interesting times, and not in the curse sort of way.