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Cloud Operating System (COS)


I've thoughts about what it can be called COS (Cloud Operating System). if
the cloud will provide storage, processing units, part of the memory,
scheduling tasks which can be considered the main functions/tasks of the
normal operating system to manage. So why not we describe any platform that
enable the cloud with all its components (storage, processing etc) with this
term and we do a kind of analogy with the normal operating system design as
reference implementation to what can be done in the cloud to have more and
more in the cloud services and its design?

I know that Google named its new browser Chrome with this term, but i don't
think that a web browser whatsoever it do can be called Cloud Operating
System, it can be just an app within the COS that deliver to the end user
the facility to browse the internet (or the cloud in our case).

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Work as head of research and development at EDC (Egypt Development Center) a member of NTG. previously worked for Qlayer, Acquired by (Sun Microsystems), when my passion about cloud computing domain started. with more than 10 years of experience in software design and development in e-commerce, BPM, EAI, Web 2.0, Banking applications, financial market, Java and J2EE. HIPAA, SOX, BPEL and SOA, and late two year focusing on virtualization technology and cloud computing in studies, technical papers and researches, and international group participation and events. I've been awarded in recognition of innovation and thought leadership while working as IT Specialist at EDS (an HP Company). Also a member of the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF) and member of the UCI (Unified Cloud Interface) open source project, in which he contributed with the project architecture.

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