07 May IBM's new spin on the cloud
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Today I’m at the IBM Impact show in Vegas. I’ve made the trek to this SOA event ever since the first one in 2007. This time, IBM is making a concerted effort to link SOA and cloud computing. No surprise there: When it comes to trends, the cloud is the only game in town, and everyone wants in.
Still, I could not suppress a chuckle when I saw the announcement last Thursday for a new IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance. I knew that IBM was the foremost promoter of the “private cloud” — that is, architecture and technology for your own datacenter to build an infrastructure resembling that of a cloud service provider (such as Amazon or Google). But a cloud in a box? That’s a good one.
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