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With Amazon, Google and Microsoft in the mix, can anyone else contend in public cloud?

If you ask Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie who the players are in public, “massive-scale” cloud, he listsAmazon Web Services, Google and (surprise!) Microsoft. That appears to be the general consensus (though IBM would add IBM to that list, HP would add HP, and so on). 645 more words

AWS will move from public cloud dominance to hybrid IT atop networking partnerships

By Jillian Mirandi, Senior Analyst

AWS’ public cloud dominance will remain unchallenged — but dictates AWS determine its ‘next act’ to stay relevant long-term

Over the last two months, AWS expanded its partner ecosystem, adding AT&T and Verizon to improve networking and hybrid IT integration capabilities, launched its second EU region in Frankfurt to address data sovereignty issues and introduced Directory Service to integrate on-premises Microsoft Active Directory or set up new, AWS-based directories. 1,077 more words


Heavy growth puts drag on Amazon’s bottom line

Amazon reported a disappointing third quarter on Thursday in the period leading up to holiday season. Investors responded by pummeling the stock in after-hours trading, driving it down 10% to $280 a share. 260 more words


Amazon’s cloud revenue growth rate continues to slow down in Q3, now up 39%

Market-leading public cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS) had another rough quarter revenue-wise in the third quarter of 2014, Amazon.com disclosed in its earnings statement today. 268 more words


Amazon Web Services, back on growth track

Amazon Web Services appears to be back on the fast track, according to Amazon’s latest earnings release.

In the now-mythic “North American Sales, Other” category which includes AWS, sales were a healthy $1.34 billion, up pretty substantially from $960 million for last year’s Q3 and even last quarter’s $1.17 billion. 173 more words

Microsoft's big freaking servers make cloud wars even more interesting

So much news so little time.

On this week’s Structure Show we talk about Microsoft’s latest cloud moves including the beefiest cloud servers known to man (so far, but give it a second); a new Azure-in-a-box appliance– which Microsoft hopes will do better than its last attempt. 166 more words

Amazon bolsters hybrid cloud case with AWS Directory Services

Amazon Web Services is huge among startups and is gaining credence in enterprises but faces challenges there from Microsoft Azure, VMware vCloud Air and IBM SoftLayer with their enterprise IT pedigrees. 237 more words