2010-03-08 March 5, according to foreign media reports, IBM Corporation will launch this month via the Internet to develop software to challenge Microsoft in the cloud computing market.
IBM Strategy Director Kelaimengti (ErichClementi) said, IBM in October last year to begin testing online development software, is now officially on the market do the preparation. It is reported, IBM's development of software will be able to allow users to test themselves on the Internet and create software.
In order to obtain new sources of revenue growth, IBM has more than 200 billion dollars for the acquisition of cloud computing. Cloud computing allows users to store their data outside the terminal, saving the system maintenance costs. Cloud in the public space, and the data stored in the network. According to the authoritative market research organization GartnerInc. The data released in 2009, the global cloud computing market, sales of 56.3 billion U.S. dollars, up 21% over the previous year.
Kelaimengti said: We are interested in cloud computing, which will all return on investment. As the world's largest computer services provider, IBM in the cloud computing business has been more gradual approach, and let the customers choose to provide the Fuwu by cloud computing, such as software Kaifa and testing, Dianzaiyoujian so.
Kelaimengti that many cloud computing customers to have exclusive cloud space, these spaces will be the company's own firewall protection, so the cloud of public space than the higher security.
ForresterResearch analyst Staunton (JamesStaten) has said in the public market, the development of the cloud space, IBM has lagged behind Microsoft. Staunton said: IBM claims to have the company ready to enter the cloud computing market, but this is merely a marketing strategy rather than action.
Staunton said that Microsoft in the enterprise cloud project area is far ahead of IBM. In addition, Microsoft's Azure also enables individual customers to develop software on the Internet.