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Cloud Exchange Video

Just in case you missed it, Brian Gracely put together a great video overview of New Cloud Computing Marketplaces that aligns very well with 6fusion’s view of the cloud computing world and the move toward a true marketplace and cloud exchange. The concept of a cloud exchange or cloud marketplace has been around for many years, mainstreamed by Nicolas Carr’s book The Big Switch, but we still aren’t there yet. Brian does a nice job of explaining the factors, benefits and barriers involved in a true marketplace that provides spot markets, forward contracts, future contracts, and the ability to hedge risk in the same way companies utilize commodity markets for currencies, energy, and much more. Cloud exchanges are getting close to being a reality, so I encourage you to check out this video:

 

 

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John Cowan is co-founder and CEO of 6fusion. John is credited as 6fusion's business model visionary, bridging concepts and services behind cloud computing to the IT Service channel. In 2008, he along with his 6fusion collaborators successfully launched the industry's first single unit of meausurement for x86 computing, known as the Workload Allocation Cube (WAC). John is a 12 year veteran of business and product development within the IT and Telecommunications sectors and a graduate of Queen's University at Kingston.

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