This week marks the first Cloud Summit, a new tradeshow from Techweb, so thoughts turn to the cloud ecosystem. As private cloud technologies begin to proliferate, an important thing to consider is the notion that developing applications to live within proprietary clouds may dilute or eliminate the very economic promise of the model. As we approach Halloween, vertically integrated cloud application stacks raise the terrifying specter of mainframe lock-in (or as recently suggested by this article from the Cloud Summit, iPods…)
In this video, Forrest Norrod, Vice President and General Manager of Dell’s Data Center Solutions Division, shares his latest views on cloud computing and choices for customers.
To hear more about Dell’s cloud computing strategy and DCS division read Timothy Prickett Morgan’s interview with Forrest over at the Reg.