Question: Will the cloud be stormy for proprietary platforms?
There remain versions of UNIX in the market place that are proprietary to specific non-x86 hardware.
I make no claim to be an expert in this area, but I have to wonder about the viability of these platforms as the IT industry increasingly gravitates towards the cloud computing model. My initial reaction is that these platforms already have a high cost structure and that the benefits and agility of cloud computing will be more difficult to obtain using such proprietary platforms.
What do you think? I’d love to hear some feedback from others who have looked at this issue.