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IBM Industry-Wide Open Cloud Computing Strategy Seemingly Backfired

A plan by IBM to launch an industry-wide 'open' cloud computing strategy has seemingly backfired amid accusations of closed deals.

Google pulled out after signing up and Amazon said it would not get involved. Microsoft criticised the plan, saying it was given two days to sign up to a "secret" manifesto with no input. "We had concerns about process and governance that led us to question IBM's intentions," Microsoft's Steve Martin told BBC News…

Read full story: BBC

Updates:  UPDATED Mar 30, 2009 11:53 AM PDT
Manifesto embargo lifted: Google dropped out, private cloud introduced Sam Johnston
Cloud Manifesto Lacks Thunder Information Week

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