It looks like cloud computing is going to be very hot in 2009. After Amazon, Microsoft and Google, IBM is planning to make its push in the cloud computing space. This is definitely a good news for everyone looking to use these type of service. As mentioned in one of my previous post, this is something I’m looking into in 2009 to add flexibility to my organization’s test infrastructure. This healthy competition is definitely going to bring better service and drive cost down !
Excerpt from the Reuters article
BOSTON, April 23 (Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) plans to launch cloud computing services this year, taking on companies such as Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Google Inc (GOOG.O).
Company spokeswoman Kelly Sims said on Thursday the first of these new services will enable developers to write software that works with the emerging new technology.
Cloud computing systems run software and store information in remote, large-scale data centers that users and programmers access over the Internet.
In addition to the service for developers, the company also plans to introduce clouds that allow businesses to run business applications and virtualize personal computer networks, Sims said.