WARNING: mentions a patent that I was recently granted

At the end of 2020, I received notice that a patent application I filed almost a decade ago (back in 2011) had been issued, on “Automated cost assessment of cloud computing resources”. The idea I had back then was that the first player to commoditize a “unit of compute” and figure out how to do exchange trading (including futures trading) would have a hugely disruptive edge.

The idea that occurred to me more than a decade ago was that the public cloud is actually extremely early in its journey. Today, there…

Jon Masters

Computer Architect

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