Open cloud’ plan sparks dissent

Open cloud’ plan sparks dissent

via BBC NEWS | Technology | ‘Open cloud’ plan sparks dissent.

I clearly missed this last year – it would be interesting to explore the business rational behind the “open cloud” for IBM – and the desire for lock-in vs. open standards for the big players listed (Microsoft/Google). I suspect, given the article, that this was an attempt by IBM to grand-stand and appear a white-knight rather than a serious desire to lead an option initiative. That inter-operability is supported by SAP/AMD/Red-Hat/AT&T , SUN and CISCO is hardly surprising since their businesses are set to gain from any move to the cloud… by any provider.

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