The Intel Cloud Builder program holds lessons for any concern that wants to defend its core business during a time of great change.
The change in this case is the move to cloud computing—running applications or accessing data on remote servers separated by a so-called network cloud. Amazon helped pioneer the concept when it started selling extra time on its servers in the big data centers that run its online store. Now everyone is looking to get in on the trend as a way to save—or make—big money.
Corporate managers are pressuring IT staff to use cloud services rather than continue the practice of buying new servers every time they release an application. Companies that already have big, often underused data centers are figuring out how they can sell time on their systems to others.
Anticipating the trend, Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest electronics company, in March revealed plans to open a public cloud service based on its existing global network of data centers. Analysts expect IBM and Oracle to follow suit.
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