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Cloud computing occupies centre stage

— PHOTO: G. KRISHNASWAMY

BETTER MOBILE EXPERIENCE: Reggie Hutchenson (left), Manager, Sun Technology Evangelism group, Anil Valluri (centre), Managing Director, India GEM, Sun Microsystems, and James Gosling, Vice-President, Sun Microsystems Inc., at a press conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

HYDERABAD: As technology advances rapidly into newer frontiers, mobile phones are all set to become the platform of choice for hosting various applications in “cloud computing”, the much-talked about next generation Internet paradigm. [Cloud computing is Internet-based development and use of computer technology, whereby dynamically scalable and often virtualised resources are provided as a service over the Internet.]

The immense potential offered by the mobile platform and cloud computing, provision of scalable and virtualised resources as service over the Internet (cloud is a metaphor for the Internet), took the centre-stage at the inaugural of the eighth edition of Sun Tech Days, the annual developer conference of Sun Microsystems, that got off to a start here on Wednesday.

Sun vice-president and ‘Father of Java’ James Gosling said the day was not far when the “mobile talks to the cloud” and the mechanics of several functions happened in it.

Mr. Gosling, who explained the current trends in Internet and Java platform, reiterated the ubiquitousness of Java and the numerous ways in which the technology would touch the daily life. With over 10 billion Java-enabled devices and six million professional Java developers (eight lakh in India), the technology was being used “just everywhere, by everybody and everyday.”

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He explained about Zembly, the platform for building social networking applications, and Java FX for rich Internet applications, the latest platforms launched by Sun Microsystems.

Sun senior director (developer cloud tools) Matt Thompson explained the cloud computing and the eco-systems being developed for developers for deploying their creations to the cloud.

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