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The Big Cloud Debate @CloudCamp London


I noted with interest that the next CloudCamp London has been announced for Thursday 11th March, the last couple that I attended were pretty similar and other than some useful networking there was nothing really new/different that jumped out at me; so I wasn’t sure I would go to the next one as it seemed to have run out of steam a little until I noticed this on the agenda for March;

"The Big Cloud Debate " : A presidential style 4 way debate pitching 4 divergent views and approaches to cloud computing against each other. The speakers are:

  • Matt Deacon – Microsoft
  • Simon Wardley – Canonical
  • Rod Johnston – VMware
  • Chris Richardson Thoughtworks

The reason this is of interest to me? Rod Johnston came to VMware via the Springsource acquisition, I assume Matt Deacon will be discussing Microsoft’s Azure platform. plus CloudCamp London mainstay Simon Wardley from Cannonical I assume taking the EC2/Ubuntu angle and Chris Richardson (who I think has this blog; ex-springsource?

Should be an interesting debate, I think it would also be good to have a similar format debate with this panel (or the companies they represent) around the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) / private vs. public cloud angle – CloudCamp always has a software focus, but I think the cloud infrastructure debate has a lot of scope and a good potential audience

Registration doesn’t seem to be open to the general public yet, but I’m sure it will soon – maybe see you there.

4 responses to “The Big Cloud Debate @CloudCamp London

  1. Michael Poore February 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm


    Register here:

    At present there are 300+ seats left.


  2. Chris February 25, 2010 at 9:01 am


    Thanks for your support.

    Chris Richardson has been using public clouds, we are hoping he will represent that view in the debate.

    If you have ideas that might improve the format of future CloudCamps please let us know.


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