Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian staked out some high ground in the Cloud Wars this week by raising the specter that proprietary clouds will not be able to meet the “survivability requirements” for life in today’s hybrid-cloud and multicloud world. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #4.) In a blog
(Seventh in a series on the top challenge facing each vendor in the Cloud Wars Top 10.) Two years ago, when IBM reported cloud revenue of $5.5 billion for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, 2017, it became for that quarter the world’s largest cloud-computing vendor—bigger than Microsoft, bigger than Amazon, bigger than everyone.
Rejuvenated by Red Hat and finally willing to fuse traditional strengths with powerful innovations, IBM is redefining the booming cybersecurity market with cloud-based solutions optimized for today’s hybrid cloud and multicloud environments. While IBM’s introduction last week of the Cloud Pak for Security platform is definitely intriguing from the perspective of products and solutions, I
As IBM transforms itself to move at the speed of the cloud-based digital economy, the Red Hat acquisition has boosted the company’s third-quarter cloud revenue 14% to $5 billion. It's true that 14% cloud-revenue growth in today’s high-growth Cloud Wars is not exactly a cause for party hats and celebration. But for IBM it represents
Betting that its $34-billion acquisition of Red Hat will trigger new growth, IBM says its two-year overhaul of its vast cloud portfolio plus Red Hat gives it the “most open” cloud in the industry precisely as customers are demanding open-source solutions. But is IBM truly the “most open” cloud? Is it more open than Google,
Would you spend $34 billion to boost your chances of capitalizing on a $1-trillion market? And if so, how would you turn that expectation into reality? That first question represents the precise motivation behind IBM’s $34-billion acquisition of Red Hat. And details have begun to emerge about how Red Hat’s highly regarded open-source solutions—particularly its