31 March 2009

Supporting the Open Cloud Manifesto

Hi all,

not sure how many of you have followed the whole discussion about the Open Cloud Manifesto.

We don't want to bother you with another summary, you can just go to Google and find some links for this, much quicker for all.

Bottom line is that ManualsMania supports this initiative and we encourage everybody to form their own opinion on the subject. We have tried to come up with a good explanation of why we are supporting it, but we found that someone else had already done an excellent job, so we would like to just quote what Erik Carlin wrote on Mosso's blog (disclosure ManualsMania is hosted at Mosso):

"The Open Cloud Manifesto is just the beginning. Real action and collaboration are the keys going forward if we are to achieve anything meaningful. Like a good wine, good Texas steak, or any other standardization effort, cloud standardization will have to take its course. Rackspace is fully committed to providing customers choice, flexibility, interoperability, and portability as we believe it will drive wider cloud adoption, and that will benefit everyone. A rising tide will float all… clouds."

The above sentence really reflects our view (except for the Texas steak that we'd rather replace with "Italian food"), and we are committed to provide our support to it.

As always comments or feeback are more than welcome

The ManualsMania Team


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