Podcast interview: Forrester's Frank Gillett on cloud infrastructure


Podcast interview: Forrester's Frank Gillett on cloud infrastructure

Cliff Saran

In the first part of a two-part podcast interview, Computer Weekly's Cliff Saran talks to Frank Gillett, principal analyst at Forrester Research, about his research on the cloud infrastructure market.

Gillett discusses the maturity of products such as Google Application Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com's Force.com platform. He also covers the distinction between hosted services, outsourced services and cloud-based services.

In the second part of this interview, Gillett discusses the development of the personal cloud, a concept which could make operating systems irrelevant.


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