IBM to establish Europe’s first Cloud Computing Centre in Dublin

19th of March 2008 by admin

IBM to establish Europe’s first Cloud Computing Centre in Dublin and create 21 new jobs

“The need for cloud computing is fuelled by the dramatic growth in business collaboration, connected devices, real-time data streams, and Web 2.0 applications such as streaming media and entertainment, social networking and mobile commerce.

Using Web 2.0 technology, IBM Idea Factory, one of the Dublin centre’s first offerings to clients allows communities of business professionals to be assembled into social networks to facilitate the development of new business ideas. IBM Idea Factory for Cloud Computing captures business processes – from their beginnings as ideas to commercialization – speeding up brainstorming among employees, partners, software developers and other third party participants.”

One Response to “IBM to establish Europe’s first Cloud Computing Centre in Dublin”

IBM’s cloud computing initiative is likely to come a cropper just like Sun’s Cluster and Oracle’s DOA OnDemand initiative. These guys all suffer from channel conflict, with their own internal groups killing these approaches long before they reach critical mass.

Amazon’s S3/EC2 approaches succeeds because selling books doesn’t conflict with selling storage or compute power.