Cloud 5: HP kills public cloud, IBM revenue decline

Posted by Ron Miller on Oct 23, 2015 9:25:14 AM

public cloudWelcome 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, "The hybrid cloud could be a short-lived notion." It might be controversial to say it, but in my view the hybrid cloud will be short-lived, a bridge between the two worlds of data centers and the cloud.

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

HP kills public cloud, cedes to AWS, Google, Microsoft | InformationWeek

As Bruce Springsteen once sang, "This old world is rough, it's just getting rougher." Just ask HP. It's rough in the public cloud infrastructure trenches. And HP saw what everyone else already knew— they were never going to compete with the big three.

Cue the hand-wringing, Docker acquires Tutum | Computerworld

Docker now has a more complete product with the Tutum purchase, but it comes at a cost for the ecosytem. That's because every time Docker fills a hole in the product set, it makes it harder for the ecosystem players to make money on top of Docker. Not an unusual platform problem.

Western Digital gains toehold in cloud computing with deal to buy SanDisk for US$19 billion | Financial Post

When you see two hardware companies coming together, your first thought probably isn't the cloud. I know mine wasn't, but as this article points out, SanDisk makes a particular kind of flash memory that is popular in data centers. So there you are.

IT departments must transform in the face of the cloud revolution | Computerworld

The title does not do this article justice. It's about the changing face of application development in the age of AWS. We are seeing a shift to serverless application development, a mind-blowing notion that could truly transform IT even more than the original idea of the cloud did.

IBM to invest heavily in cloud and data despite revenue decline | Fortune

Poor IBM. By all accounts, it is doing everything right in its transition to a strategy centered around the cloud, big data, and security. Yet in spite of that, it continues its poor revenue reports quarter after quarter. At some point this has to turn around, right? Right?

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