Proxy Wars: Client-Aware Cloud Rhetoric Heats Up
There's a proxy war brewing. John Stokes' blog post on Wired Cloudline, “Proxy Wars: Client-Aware Cloud Rhetoric Heats Up,” discusses the role of proxies in client-aware cloud computing. The Amazon Silk* launch announcement brought the issue of proxies front and center by creating a client that integrates tightly with a specific proxy. However, over the past few years, there is a battle brewing among service providers. Read about how CloudFlare* responded to the Amazon Silk announcement and determine for yourself whether CloudFlare, a server-side technology, and Silk, a client-side technology, will butt heads. And don’t forget about the upcoming role of Skyfire*, which focuses on video, as the cloud continues to grow.