Many industry players, from NASA to startups, rely on smart data centers to power their efforts. “There’s huge up-front costs for anyone who wants to innovate in space”, Vogels explains. “We started to look at that and think, ‘What can we do to take the heavy lifting away?” Turns out cloud computing can speed up the effort at many points along the way.
Jennifer L. Schenker has been covering the technology sector from Europe since 1985. She worked in various positions for the Wall Street Journal, TIME, and BusinessWeek. In 2016, she launched The Innovator, a website and subscription newsletter about digital transformation and sustainability that is read by the people responsible for innovation at some of the world’s largest companies.