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The cloud computing market is not even really a market yet, but a startup spun out of Deutsche Telekom wants to set itself up as cloud buy/sell broker of cloudy resources. The German telecom giant and its T-Systems subsidiary - which does systems integration and IT hosting and support - have had more than a passing interest in …

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Boffin

The Problem With Clouds

"The connection was refused when attempting to contact cloud.zimory.com."

Ok its working now, but that was what Ms Morissette would call "ironic."

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Why always the "cloud" meme, ElReg?

""In the future, there are going to be hundreds of different clouds," explains Freese. "Customers do no want to be locked into to any one cloud, and they will want to be able to move around clouds.""

Uh ... Herr Freese, folks already do that, using software commonly known as "browsers". It's called "The Web", which is a minor sub-set of a thingie known as "The Internet". It's been around for a couple decades now, do try to keep up.

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Cloud broker?

Shades of the QIPS exchange from Greg Egan's "Permutation City" here methinks.

Are there any new ideas these days where the underlying idea is actually, er, new?

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Didn't Enron try this?

Or was it just network bandwidth that Enron wanted to do this with?

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