Why IBM and EMC Could Stratify the Cloud Market

Conventional wisdom suggests that the largely unexpected emergence of IBM and EMC onto the public cloud scene will permanently alter the cloud computing landscape. These are two huge companies pushing their ways into a market currently dominated by companies that, let’s be honest, are not yet in their league. However, because of the relative sizes of the companies, their collective experience serving large enterprises, and the (presumed) natures of their public cloud offerings, IBM and EMC might have little effect on the current market dynamics.…

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Private Clouds Brighten the Post-McKinsey Gloom

You have to give McKinsey & Co. credit — its report questioning the cost efficiency of cloud computing has legs. It has been more than two weeks since the report was released, and the hits just keep on coming. The report has raised the hackles of public cloud supporters (rightfully so), and it has raised the profile of private clouds, which McKinsey summarily dismissed when it suggested virtualization as the on-premise alternative to the cloud.…

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