The cloud is emerging as having different architectures for different users and workloads.
Written by Chris Smith
The cloud is getting increased attention worldwide as a viable resource for IT, and, while there are still security concerns, companies and individuals are beginning to migrate workloads to the cloud. Learning about the new cloud infrastructures is important, and IBM is one of the early adopters, proponents, and solution providers of cloud services. Last month, MC Press Online ran the first half of an interview with Bruce Otte, IBM senior marketing manager, Enterprise Initiatives, Cloud Computing, who explained the different types of IBM cloud models devised to date in the article, The Many Facets of Cloud Computing.
IBM has unveiled a new security initiative focused on making cloud computing safer. IBM aims to help both users and providers of cloud computing more easily navigate security challenges through new cloud security planning and assessment services, managed services to help clients secure their clouds, and the introduction of several technology innovations from its global research labs. According to IBM's Institute for Business Value 2010 Global IT Risk Study, cloud computing raised serious concerns among respondents.