Vint Cerf, former program manager for the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), co-designer of the Internet's TCP/IP protocols, and who many consider the father of the Internet, is now engrossed in cloud computing and wants to see data portability standards put into place.
"At some point, it makes sense for somebody to say, 'I want to move my data from cloud A to cloud B,' but the different clouds do not know each other," Cerf said during a session of the Churchill Club business and technology organization in Menlo Park, California. "We don't have any inter-cloud standards."
Cerf also talked about cloud security, noting that strong authentication will be a critical element in the securing of clouds. And in a nod towards Google, Ceft endorsed the idea of opening access to "white spaces" as a way to expand broadcast access, Networkworld.com reports.
He fears that this will considerably hamper the connectivity of the internet. He has suggested that internet be urgently switched to a new system. That new system is already in use in Japan for linking thousands of earthquake sensors and has been around for almost a decade. The IPv6 as it is called can provide an inexhaustible 340 trillion, trillion, trillion addresses.