Cloud news round up: Know your rights in the cloud

July 23, 2010

Today in your end of the week cloud news round up:

  • Confused about the cloud? Have no idea where to go next? Worried about what will happen once you make the move? Have no fear. The Cloud Computing Survivor’s Guide for Government is coming up, and you can still register. It’s hosted by David S. Linthicum, CTO of Bick Group. Learn more about how you might be able to make the cloud work for you.
  • What can cloud really offer you?’s Bernard Golden says there two kinds of agility you can find in the cloud that don’t exist elsewhere. Read more of his post as he discusses engineering resource availability, and business response to changing conditions or opportunity.
  • You should know your rights — and responsibilities — in the cloud. Gartner has created a Bill of Cloud Computing Rights. ChannelWeb reports that the firm put together a Global IT Council for Cloud Services, which came up with the idea for a set of key rights to govern computing in the cloud. They say they hope it will help not only IT customers and clients, but also developers, vendors and other stakeholders.
  • And NASA has joined forces with Rackspace Hosting, a cloud services provider. Daily Finance reports the agency is currently working on its Nebula software platform, which should be available by the end of this year. Rackspace has already contributed its Cloud Files system to NASA’s OpenStack code. Many in the industry think NASA’s code will serve as a best-of-breed technology.