IBM vs. Amazon Web Services: Don't be fooled by their numbers game

David Linthicum

Cloud Computing The Industry Standard IBM Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Technology Business Vendors like to show off data that says they''re winning in terms of market adoption versus their competitors. They also like to show off data that is hard to verify, which makes it easier for them to claim whatever they want and even be technically, if obscurely, right. read more.

Amazon Web Services has no reason to worry about IBM

David Linthicum

In a recent article at, Rob Enderle made a very clear and somewhat compelling case that IBM would ultimately dominate public cloud computing. Yes, IBM will make an impact, but it won''t end up being a dominant public cloud computing player. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard IBM Cloud computing I believe he''s wrong. To me, the reasons are obvious. read more.

Forrester 2019 Enterprise BI Platform Waves ™ Research Update

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The Benefits of Containers for Businesses

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This increases simplicity, security, and stability for all apps/services on the node. Deployment of an individual application or service is complete, easily repeatable, and fast.

[Guide] Why Businesses Are Turning to Containers

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Oracle OpenWorld 2015: Ellison Disses IBM, SAP as ‘Nowhere in the Cloud’

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Says Oracle competes with Amazon Web Services in the cloud and "never sees IBM" Read More. Shared

IBM Cognos: Established Business Intelligence Player


It was acquired by IBM in 2008 and is now referred to as the IBM Cognos platform. While still considered by many to be associated with the legacy technology world, IBM has been investing in improving Cognos and we regard it as a function worth tracking. By May Gourley.

New IBM Cloud Ad Campaign Targets Competitor Amazon

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Targeting Amazon Web Services as its competition, IBM wants to remind the public that its cloud hosts 270,000 more websites than AWS. This is part of IBM’s new online and print campaign that singles out AWS.

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Amazon's expertise may save CIA cloud from's fate

David Linthicum

IBM finally conceded to Amazon Web Services on the construction of the CIA cloud, reports Federal Computer Week. This became a fun fight to watch when word leaked in March that the CIA had awarded the $600 million contract to, accepting a bid that was $54 million higher than IBM''s. Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services E-government

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AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium 5-7 May 2015 at Baltimore Convention Center


Sponsors include a broad range of companies, such as IBM, Cisco, Intel, Leidos, BAE, Solarwinds, Symantec, NES, Informatica, and Teradata. Cyber Command and the command’s military service components. Military Services. By Charles Hall.

IBM versus Amazon – The Cloud War?

Eric D. Brown

I just read Why IBM Will Win the War With Amazon Web Services over on and felt the need to publish my own thoughts. In that article, the author writes the following regarding the IBM vs Amazon war: IBM is gearing up for war.

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AWS, Microsoft, Google, and IBM: 2 clouds won't survive

David Linthicum

Four firms control the cloud infrastructure market: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, IBM, and Google, according to a survey by market researcher Synergy. AWS held a 31 percent share in the second quarter, followed by Microsoft with 11 percent, IBM with 8 percent, and Google with 5 percent. The market could not have evolved in any other way -- due to scale. Office 365 is now ready to deploy across all your clients.

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IBM, Pivotal Team to Boost CloudFoundry » Data Center Knowledge

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Cloud Computing » IBM. IBM, Pivotal Team to Boost CloudFoundry. IBM, Pivotal Team to Boost CloudFoundry. The framework allows developers to create apps that can run on Amazon Web Services, OpenStack clouds or VMware’s vCloud and vSphere environments.

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DBaaS: The Next Killer App for Cloud Services


As public and private cloud adoption continues to skyrocket, it’s becoming more and more clear that Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is hugely important to users. DBaaS is the next killer app for cloud services. As an example, consider that DynamoDB from AWS was, after only five months in production, the fastest growing AWS service all the way back in 2012. By Matt’s estimation, DBaaS services based on MySQL will grow at a CAGR of 81% from 2012 to 2016.

Defense in Depth: Protecting the Organization’s Data


The shift toward mobile technology and cloud-based services has slowed PKI’s already low rate of adoption. The Smartcrypt Platform consists of an end-user application and a web-based manager console. Takes advantage of IBM and Intel hardware encryption accelerators. Marty Meehan.

Competition for the Cloud Heats Up :


For years cloud computing has been synonymous with Amazon whose Amazon Web Services really created and defined the space. Rackspace has always been about service as their competitive advantage. IBM is all in, competing on the Paas, SaaS and IaaS fronts. by Steve Francia.

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CloudSigma Joins Short List of Canonical-Certified Ubuntu Cloud Providers

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Others in the group are Amazon Web Services, IBM SoftLayer, HP, VMware, and Joyent Read More. Cloud Computing

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Cloud-Enabled Robots Scamper From Amazon to SoftLayer

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When the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) ran into trouble with the speed of its server communication, it left Amazon Web Services for SoftLayer''s bare metal cloud. Cloud Computing IBM OSRF Making virtual robots race around the cloud is harder than you might think.

Cloud wars: China's deep-pocketed Alibaba takes on AWS

David Linthicum

China's Alibaba Group Holding last week said it would invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon Web Services. Also, it could change the dynamics in the cloud market now dominated by AWS, Google, IBM, and Microsoft. For example, last year IBM invested $1.2 IBM already had a good head start in the cloud when it tossed in that $1.2 billion, yet that investment is unlikely to catch IBM up to AWS.

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How Microsoft could beat Google and even AWS to lead the cloud

David Linthicum

Azure competes against Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Verizon, and others, with AWS and Google as the main rivals. Microsoft Azure took an unexpected dirt nap last week. This is not good news for Microsoft, which identified the Azure IaaS and PaaS cloud as key to its success. Among such contenders, Azure can''t afford many missteps. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing

Now’s the time to do deep learning in the cloud

David Linthicum

The AWS Re:invent conference is coming up, and predictions are starting to fly around what Amazon Web Services will announce there. A sure bet is that it will announce some sort of deep learning cloud service. Of course, Google, Microsoft, and IBM won’t be far behind; indeed, both IBM and Microsoft have their own special deep learning projects in the works, called Brainwave and Distributed Deep Learning, respectively.

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Facing facts, HP had to abandon the public cloud

David Linthicum

HP’s public cloud has long struggled for adoption, eclipsed by Amazon Web Services and surpassed by Google, Microsoft, and IBM. Hewlett-Packard is pulling out of the public cloud business, it revealed this week. The HP Helion Public Cloud goes dark on Jan. 31, 2016. Although this is big news at HP, I’m not sure the cloud computing world is surprised. As I wrote in 2011, HP's public cloud offered nothing distinctive or compelling -- and it hasn't changed since 2011.

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How to approach machine learning in the cloud

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, Microsoft , and the other major cloud providers all have machine learning services in their clouds now. Artificial intelligence and its machine learning subset are all the rage these days.

Expanding the Cloud ? Introducing AWS Marketplace - All Things.

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Today Amazon Web Services launched AWS Marketplace , an online store that makes it easy for you to find, buy, and immediately start using software and services that run on the AWS Cloud. Product prices are clearly stated and appear on the same bill as your other AWS services.

3 lessons from the big cloud reboot

David Linthicum

Last week, Amazon Web Services, IBM, and Rackspace rebooted their clouds to deal with maintenance issues around the Xen hypervisor. Xen is foundational to the customized version of AWS, as well as part of IBM SoftLayer’s and Rackspace’s clouds. Not all providers have to reboot their clouds to upgrades or maintenance. Google and EMC VMware support the notion of live migration, which keeps internal changes invisible to users and avoids these Xen reboots.

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Microservices using Java, Docker & Cloud Containers

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This post describes some of the common considerations for developing microservices in Java & deploying the microservice on cloud containers offered by Google cloud (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS) & IBM cloud. Micro-service should follow following principles.

The AWS-VMware deal will bear fruit. eventually

David Linthicum

Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. VMware has been struggling with the new cloud movement, and this deal gives it a path to incorporate its traditional technology with a cool, trendy breakthrough: the Amazon Web Services platform. VMware Cloud on AWS is the new cloud partnership that everyone is talking about. However, there's a bigger question: What bets should enterprises place on this collaboration? .

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Creating Deployment Policy in Datapower

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Crypto certificate, web service proxy etc. Digital Transformation IBM IntegrationWhat is deployment policy? Deployment policies are used to modify or filter objects during import.

Verizon has no excuse for its planned cloud outage

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services, IBM, Rackspace, and a few others had to bounce their servers over Xen hypervisor security issues in September 2014. Verizon''s enterprise cloud will go offline for as long as two days starting Saturday, Jan. 10, at 1 a.m. ET for scheduled maintenance. Verizon is telling its customers that no further planned outages should occur around these upgrades. Based on the noise on Twitter, Verizon cloud users are not happy -- nor should they be.

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Cloud computing’s next gambit: Data as a service

David Linthicum

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services: the launch of a cloud-based data marketplace for researchers and clinicians. Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. The idea to target products for a vertical market is not new.

3 key cloud trends you'll see at AWS Re:Invent

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services’ Re:Invent cloud event is this month, and already I’m getting emails around announcements. We'll see many tactical announcements around every topic, including security monitoring services, better service discovery, and better scaling algorithms. Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared.

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Now raging: The 3 cloud battles that matter most

David Linthicum

The public cloud wars are over, and three providers have emerged as the powers: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google, the trio I call AMG. Yes, IBM, Oracle, and HP Enterprise remain in the game, but they're not really players. As a cloud consultant, I don't see them in deals any more, and I suspect that they can't keep up with AMG's massive spending on R&D and marketing. So now what?

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Colos and MSPs cash in on cloud -- while they can

David Linthicum

According to professional services firm Jones Lang LaSalle , "More business than ever is happening online, and data centers are feeling the effects. Some people say the surge in data centers is concentrated at the cloud computing providers, such as Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Apple, who are all building out more data center space to handle their expansion in services.

Machine learning is a poor fit for most businesses

David Linthicum

But now that it's in the cloud as a service, it's affordable. It should be no surprise that Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, and Microsoft offer machine learning services in their clouds. The InfoWorld reviews: IBM Watson stakes again. • Azure Machine Learning is for pros only. | Machine learning is the new battle cry for the cloud world. Until cloud computing came along, machine learning was out of reach for most enterprise IT shops.

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Forrester Predictions: Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017

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Cloud platforms from the global megacloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Salesforce, Oracle, Centurylink and SAP will set the pace, accelerating adoption of private cloud and hosted private cloud as well. I'm pleased to announce that Forrester's cloud computing predictions for 2017 published this morning! Check out Predictions 2017: Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Launch Cloud's Second Decade.