The Cloud Needs an Operating System


Summary

This screencast from a talk I gave at Defrag 2012 describes the reasons why people need an operating system in the cloud. Because it allows you to act as a peer, a CloudOS orchestrates and coordinates online interactions, enables cooperating networks of products and services, supports intention-driven automation, and transforms the way you interact with the world.

PDM

I recorded the talk I gave at Defrag this year and made a movie from it. The take describes why personal clouds need an operating system. We can't deliver the kinds of services that people want without an operating system. More importantly, we can't put the user in charge if we don't make it easy to use.

Operating systems provide significant benefits to personal computers:

  1. They made the microcomputer into a personal computer.
  2. They gave programmers incredible leverage through the services they provided.
  3. They made it so your mom can use a computer and get something done.

An operating system can provide the same benefits to personal clouds.

Here's the talk. It's about 14 minutes long.

Because it allows you to act as a peer, a CloudOS orchestrates and coordinates online interactions, enables cooperating networks of products and services, supports intention-driven automation, and transforms the way you interact with the world.