In This Chapter
Seeking standards from the government
Camping in the clouds
Keeping the cloud open
Finding free resources from your favorite vendors
We have one cardinal rule for all would-be cloud computing enthusiasts — don't go it alone!
In this chapter, we compile a list of resources we hope you find useful.
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a U.S. government agency that focuses on emerging standards efforts. This organization has done a considerable amount of work defining and providing good information on cloud computing. Check out their Web site at
Everyone fondly remembers fun times at summer camp. CloudCamps aren't exactly the same, but they are great gatherings all over the world that bring together thinkers and doers. Check for a CloudCamp near you at
Through a series of local CloudCamp (started by Dave Nielson) events, attendees exchange ideas, knowledge, and information in a creative and supporting environment, ...