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The growing pain of cloud computing


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in this presentation list early Cloud Computing lawsuits and results to present the growth and future of Cloud Computing

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The growing pain of cloud computing

  1. 1. Cloud Computing Growing Pain<br /><ul><li>Xiaoqi Ye
  2. 2. 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 />
  3. 3. 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 />
  4. 4. Cloud Computing and Social Media<br /><br />
  5. 5. Microsoft suit for Patents<br />May, 2010, big trouble for<br />Microsoft filed Intellectual Property lawsuit against alleging infringement on nine of its patents. <br />Aug. 4th Microsoft announced it has settled its patent-infringement cases with, making the end of what promised to be a protracted legal affair and a symbolic battle over the future of the cloud. <br />
  6. 6. 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 />
  7. 7. 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 />
  8. 8. 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 />
  9. 9. 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 />
  10. 10. 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 />
  11. 11. Questions?<br />Thank you!<br />Xiaoqi Ye<br />