June 17, 2009

The GigaOM Interview: Kristof Kloeckner, CTO of IBM Cloud Computing

Article Source GigaOM
June 17, 2009, 9:33 am

IBM’s first true cloud computing products, announced today, consists of workload-specific clouds that can be run by an enterprise on special-purpose IBM gear, Big Blue building that same cloud on its special-purpose gear running inside a firewall, or running the workload on IBM’s hosted cloud. The offering seems like a crippled compromise between the scalability and flexibility that true computing clouds offers and what enterprises seem to be demanding when it comes to controlling their own infrastructure. I spoke today with the chief technology officer of IBM’s cloud computing division, Kristof Kloeckner, to learn more...