Sun, IBM, and the cloud
The morning’s hot rumor: IBM and Sun are in acquisition talks. The punditry is in full swing in the press. My mailbox here at work is filling rapidly with research-community discussion of the implications, too. (As if Cisco’s Unified Computing Strategy wasn’t creating enough controversy for the week.)
Don’t let that buzz drown out Sun’s cloud announcement, though. An insider has useful detailed comments, along with links to the API itself. It’s Q-Layer inside, a RESTful API on top, and clearly in the early stages of development. I’ll likely post some further commentary once I get some time to read through all the documentation and think it through.