From WWW to WWC? I first came across this term here in Reuven Cohen’s Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum and its proposed Unified Cloud Interface or UCI (I’ll focus more on the issues of standardization in a subsequent post because it’s of importance to my management focus). Cohen used this term in relation to SOASTA’s CloudTest offering, and specifically I believe, to this posting by SOASTA’s Tom Lounibos describing what they call “global load and performance tests.” It’s an interesting capability that bears its own further review, but again I’m drawn to the term World Wide Cloud and it’s potential ramifications. In today’s WWW-based world, I can use URLs to seamlessly consume content across multiple web providers. The term World Wide Cloud, to me at least, presages something similar but this time the “content” or consumed resources are obviously not traditional objects, but compute and storage resources. This gets a little bit closer to that concept using it appears the OpenNebula virtualization platform. Now the question is – how do you manage all of this? Still, as Spock would say, fascinating.