“I am sorry but it makes me smile when I hear “oh that is not cloud, that is virtualization 2.0″. Really? For many, even virtualization 2.0 is very much going to be a 2018 project! Look, seriously, I am convinced that what you are pitching is where we are going. I am totally bought. You just need to accept the fact that what’s been thought in Silicon Valley in 2010 is probably going to go mainstream on the planet around 2015-2020.
“I always advise my HQ that we clearly need to be ahead of the curve of what’s going but in doing so we can’t afford to have our customers lose sight of us if we accelerate too much. Being too ahead of your time is as much of a failure as being too behind of your times.
“By the way, I want to share something with the professors consultants that keep mentioning the war is over and that Amazon is a 1B$ cloud business. I have a tremendous respect for Amazon and for what they are doing and they are obviously extremely well positioned in this battle… but, just for your information and as a reminder, 1B$ is (more or less) what IBM still makes out of the AS/400 line of business (talking about history). Welcome to the real world folks.”