Christopher Crowhurst, Thomson Reuters’s vice president and chief architect for infrastructure was interviewed for an article in The Industry Standard regarding his plans to implement storage and server virtualization on a global level. With 20,000 servers and over 6.5 petabytes of storage today, Thomson Reuters is a great candidate for virtualization. One of his coments in this article points to an opening for cloud computing in their enterprise architecture moving forward:
“I think what we’ll eventually start doing is extend this into a private cloud and move to do some self-provisioning for our business units as we get more confident with the management tools in these virtual environments.”
This is a great opportunity for cloud vendors and services providers.