Cloud 5: Dell, EMC face challenges; container wars

Posted by Ron Miller on Nov 20, 2015 10:24:37 AM

Cloud 5Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, 451 Research finds it's cheaper to spread out your cloud dollars. While it makes sense, 451 Research did the work and found that if you spread your cloud dollars around, you are better off than being loyal to any single cloud vendor.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

Dell, EMC, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise face challenges | Fortune

Lots of stories this week about the struggles old-guard tech companies are facing as the world shifts to the cloud. Large vendors are trying to make that shift with varying degrees of success so far.

It's good to be the kings in technology | Bloomberg

In the world of cloud technology, like many fields, there are a few winners, and the rest fall off fairly dramatically after that. We're seeing a similar market scenario play out in cloud computing where AWS dominates and several companies bring up the rear.

Are the container wars back again? | Computerworld

If you're old enough, you might remember the cola wars from the 1980s. Now we have the container wars. Instead of Coke and Pepsi battling it out, we have Docker and CoreOs. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

How to manage a multi-vendor cloud environment | CIO.com

In a post this week, we talked about how the best deals in the cloud can be had by spreading out your cloud dollars among various vendors. This article talks about the challenges of pursuing that strategy. 

Stats are wrong: The public cloud is already the norm | Infoworld

We have seen research that suggests that public cloud use is still in the early stages inside large companies, but it could be that the people who conduct this research don't ask the right people. A lot of employees and departments are using the public cloud. It's just that IT might not be in the loop.

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