I attended CloudCamp London #4 yesterday night. Yesterday’s event had over 200 attendees. Once again, the event was to capacity with many people on the waiting list. Representatives from Canonical, Rabbit Technologies, CohesiveFT, RightScale, Cisco, Cloudsoft, Microsoft and Zeus, to name a few were in attendance – representing the experts in the field. Canonical’s Simon Wardley and Nick Barcet both gave excellent presentations on Ubuntu Cloud Computing and answered numerous questions on discussion panels. In my opinion, the questions asked this time around (versus those at the last CloudCamp), showed the audience is really starting to understand the cloud. Security in the cloud, cloud portability, software licensing, government clouds, etc. were topics that people had questions about. The informal setting of the event made for good discussion.
The four hours I spent at CloudCamp certainly helped me understand the cloud better. There are a number of CloudCamps around the world. For those interested, here’s the website with the dates and location http://www.cloudcamp.com/