Has the recession accelerated cloud computing?

Cloud computing

On the eve of Dell's major products and strategy announcements of 2010, a Dell executive has claimed the recession has done plenty for cloud computing.

During a conversation with IT PRO Steve Schuckenbrock, president of Dell's large enterprise arm, said the global economic downturn had helped the take-up of the new technology.

"The recession has accelerated the adoption of cloud, not held it back," he said.

"The speed and the pricing model are to thank for [it] and speed and cost will always win."

However, Schuckenbrock admitted that not every element of enterprise computing was leaping headfirst into the cloud.

"Applications moving to the cloud will be slower due to things like security and regulations," he said.

"For example I have been talking to two banks, one says it is heading to the cloud, the other says it is never going to."

Yet he told us that the announcements tomorrow would definitely include cloud as a major technology influence.

He concluded: "Dell are designing with cloud solutions in mind."

For full details of the announcements check back at IT PRO tomorrow as we cover the launch live from San Francisco.

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a former freelance journalist and currently political reporter for Sky News. She has a varied writing history, having started her career at Dennis Publishing, working in various roles across its business technology titles, including ITPro. Jennifer has specialised in a number of areas over the years and has produced a wealth of content for ITPro, focusing largely on data storage, networking, cloud computing, and telecommunications.

Most recently Jennifer has turned her skills to the political sphere and broadcast journalism, where she has worked for the BBC as a political reporter, before moving to Sky News.