Microsoft CEO on Cloud Computing and Enterprise IT
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer highlighted the impact that cloud computing will have on enterprise IT in a recent keynote.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer offered a keynote at IndiMix 2010 that was centered on the topic of cloud computing. As reported in this Information Week report, Ballmer said that the cloud is the fusion of the best of the Internet with the best of the Enterprise Data Center with the best of the PC, with the best of the phone and the TV.
"The cloud will change the way you look at hardware. Today, you write applications designed for servers keeping in mind the deployment environment. In the cloud era, you will write applications that are designed to scale and have the capability to be deployed immediately. The cloud will make hardware that does not look like a server, but a data center that comes in a box and has processors, storage and networking integrated with each other."