… but they’re forging ahead anyway. In their expansion mode they will also face growing competition from local providers, especially in China. The Week in Cloud.
Christmas week was pretty slow — except for major cloud announcements out of China, oh and Edward “the gift that keeps on giving” Snowden issues his Christmas warning, er message.
So much for a pre-holiday slump, this week in cloud witnessed a couple huge acquisitions and a major move by U.S. cloud purveyors Amazon and IBM into the potentially huge China market.
The week in cloud: Dell, Microsoft, HP trot out a bewildering array of alliances hoping to entrench their respective cloud technologies worldwide. Already entrenched, AWS scrambles to meet demand for new C3 instances.
The week in cloud: The software-as-a-service vendors now look an awful lot like the enterprise software players of yesteryear that they were born to displace
The week in cloud: HP will replace Verizon Terremark as Healthcare.gov hosting partner, but that may be just the beginning of more shakeups to come as the administration tries to fix what ails the troubled website.