Cloud Computing the way of the future
Looks like we picked the right area to focus on by developing IMOD application to make it easier to use cloud computing resources. Here is futher validation that large data center (cloud computing) is the way of the future. Here is recent excerpt from financial times article quoting Microsoft CEO.
"Amazon has one. Rumours are Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) will have one. We've said we're going to have one," Mr Ballmer said.
The predicted emergence of a group of super-powers in corporate computing points to a far greater concentration of influence in the technology world. The winners would have the resources to operate at very large scale, bringing down unit costs for computing to a level others cannot match.
Financial times article. http://us.ft.com/ftgateway/superpage.ft?news_id=fto022420081130409807&page=2
Amazon has exposed a fairly good set of APIs for interacting with their data-centers it would be interesting to see what kind of APIs would be provided by companies like Google and Microsoft.