I've spent today at GigaOm's Structure 08 conference here at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. The event is focused on cloud computing, and just about all of the major players in the Internet economy are here to speak about their infrastructure. A long day of presentations has just wrapped up, and much of our coverage will be posted in comgin days. For those of you who need a quick fix, here are links to some of the conference coverage:
- Live Coverage of Structure 08: Conference organizer GigaOm has done an exceptional job live blogging the major presentations, including keynotes by Werner Vogels of Amazon, VMware co-founder Mendel Rosenblum and Salesforce.com CTO Parker Harris.
- Google Urged to Make a More Loving Cloud: Google senior engineer Christophe Bisciglia participated in a panel on cloud computing platforms, and came under fire from other panelists (including Google's competitors) on the issue of vendor lock-in. A spirited discussion ensued.
- The New Geek Chic: Data Centers: Dan Farber of ZDNet noted the turnout of media and Internet luminaries as a reflection of the data center's new hotness.
Here at DCK we've always known data centers are exciting. Much more coverage to come from Structure 08.