is location-independent computing, whereby shared servers provide resources, software, and data to computers and other devices on demand. Cloud computing is a natural evolution of the widespread adoption of virtualization, service-oriented architecture and utility computing.Amazon: WikileaksJoyent is hosting:facebook, linked-in, social gaming, digital agency, publishing, eCommerce, and iOS industriesSalesforce is now connecting to twitter
Patent – infringement suites are a regular occurrence in the tech industry and larger companies often use this type of suit as part of a broader strategy. This question is what sort of motive lies behind Microsoft’s legal action against the cloud –based software provider?Microsoft may be seeking ways to "monetize" its large patent portfolio, by exploring where a rival company's technology potentially conflicts with its existing intellectual property.
The move to drop WikiLeaks came shortly after members of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee pressed the company to explain its relationship with WikiLeaks.
The growing pain of cloud computing
Cloud Computing Growing Pain<br /><ul><li>Xiaoqi Ye
Mar. 16, 2011</li></li></ul><li>Agenda<br />What is Cloud Computing<br />Growing Pain- Cloud Computing legal case studies<br />Fight over Patents<br />Fights that lead to Cloud Computing Maturity<br />Leak of information<br />Culture regulation barrier<br />The future of Cloud Computing<br />
What is Cloud Computing<br />You might be using it without knowing:<br />Are you facebook users? Are you using turbotax? <br />Software as a Service (SaaS) Salesforce<br />Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Amazon Web Service (AWS) <br />Platform as a Service (PaaS): <br />
Cloud Computing and Social Media<br />Salesforce.com<br />
Microsoft suit Salesforce.com for Patents<br />May, 2010, big trouble for salesforce.com<br />Microsoft filed Intellectual Property lawsuit against Saleforce.com alleging infringement on nine of its patents. <br />Aug. 4th Microsoft announced it has settled its patent-infringement cases with Salesforce.com, making the end of what promised to be a protracted legal affair and a symbolic battle over the future of the cloud. <br />
Google fight Interior over Microsoft Cloud win – Cloud goes Mature <br />Nov. 2010 Google filed a lawsuit that alleged the Interior Department unfairly favored rival Microsoft in setting requirements for bids to provide a cloud-based electronic messaging system.<br />Jan. 2011 Bloomberg reports, a federal judge has now issued a temporary court order preventing the feds from awarding the contract to Microsoft.<br />Jan. 6th, 2011, Google Inc. won a key courtroom victory that temporarily halts a U.S. Interior Department effort to use rival Microsoft Corp.'s Internet-based e-mail system for its 88,000 employees.<br />
dropped Wikileaks, Bolivian picked it up<br />Dec. 2010 Amazon stopped hosting wikileaks for the site violates its terms of service<br />The move to drop WikiLeaks came shortly after members of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee pressed the company to explain its relationship with WikiLeaks.<br />After Amazon, Bahnhof Internet AB in Uppsala, Sweden, hosted WikiLeaks. (PCWorld, 2010)<br />The Bolivian government is now hosting WikiLeaksCablegate documents. (The Vineyardsaker, 2010)<br />
Foreign Cloud hosts Do not enter China now<br />According to Law, China does not permit foreign cloud computing provider to build data center in mainland China include Microsoft.<br />
Summary: Cloud Computing Legal Risks/Pains<br />Risk of patent litigation<br />Do not to put the most sensitive information, or a company's "crown jewels" into a cloud service because of the risk of exposing trade secrets<br />Cloud needs local culture and regulation support to survive<br />
The Future of Cloud Computing<br />We will ‘live mostly in the cloud’ in 2020 and not on the desktop, working mostly through cyberspace-based applications accessed through networked devices<br />Cloud Computing has many difficult hurdles to overcome, including security, privacy, local regulation.<br />