re: Why General Motors Went Green (But Not Cloud)
GM, knowingly or otherwise, is borrowing ideas from Google, Amazon, Facebook, eBay and Microsoft as it builds its "green" data center. So will other companies. GM is not so much rejecting cloud as adopting its innovations and architecture internally. The more thoroughly it does so, the easier it will be one day to integrate those operations with a public cloud. Right now it's in an outside-in phase, reversing years of outsourcing. i wouldn't be surprised to see Randy Mott's successor (at some distant future date) try another inside-out phase.