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IBM: The Business Approach to Cloud Computing
At Interop this year, TMCnet had the opportunity to speak with a number of key industry players, including Dr. Kristof Kloeckner (News - Alert), Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Computing Unit with IBM. Dr. Kloeckner visited the TMCnet media booth for an interview captured on video.
Service orientation architectures are an important element within cloud computing and Dr. Kloeckner was a key driver for this within IBM (News - Alert). The company implemented a strategy to change business focus to the delivery of business applications. In other words, changing the way IP is delivered and consumed.
The larger scope of IT services is about instant access to services, self-service access and resources, flexible access and flexible resources and knowing you will never run out of resources, noted Dr. Kloeckner. It is also about paying for it as you use and not for unnecessary add-ons. This approach empowers the end user to have a better level of services.
There will be clouds within the business; shared clouds within the community and other clouds. It will depend upon the business and whether or not the information can be in an environment in which it cannot be controlled. Collaboration and analytics are big drivers in this area.
For more on IBM's role in the cloud computing space, check out the video interview below (Apple (News - Alert) users click here):
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Patrick Barnard