AWS CEO Andy Jassy onstage, talking Amazon and growth

Inside Amazon: 3 Reasons AWS Is No Longer Jeff Bezos’s Growth Engine

August 4, 2020
Oh, to have the problems Jeff Bezos has. You have to feel pretty good if you’ve got a business running at a $43-billion annualized rate and it’s getting knocked for growing “only” 29%. Such is the case with Amazon’s AWS cloud-computing unit, which for the past few years has been not only the fastest-growing business
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Outer-Space Cloud Race: AWS Grabs Big Lead Over Microsoft and Google

July 2, 2020
It’s hard to avoid being impressed by Amazon’s vision and ambition. The company's decision to provide cutting-edge cloud services for rocket launches, outer-space projects and everything in-between is a perfect example. While it’s a classic vertical-industry play, with AWS looking to develop services across a wide range of terrestrial and space-based operations, there’s still something
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The logo for SAS, which has formed an alliance with Microsoft

Microsoft-SAS Alliance Is Great, But When Will Microsoft Buddy Up with Amazon?

June 16, 2020
By aligning tightly with analytics superstar SAS, Microsoft has gained a vast amount of additional firepower in its already-formidable lineup of products centered on AI, data, machine learning and analytics. In addition, Microsoft also adds another top-tier enterprise-software company to its lengthy list of powerful allies that includes more than half of the Cloud Wars
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The CEOs of Oracle, IBM, and Amazon - which will acquire Zoom?

Who Will Acquire Zoom: Amazon, Oracle, or IBM?

June 5, 2020
As the story of Zoom’s phenomenal growth spreads, and as the video-conferencing services it provides become not just mainstream but essential, which company in the Cloud Wars Top 10 will snap up Zoom to become more relevant in the digital future? Cloud Wars Top 10 Rankings — June 1, 2020 1. Microsoft — Its Top 10
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Zoom CEO Eric Yuan talks about the company's huge first quarter earnings

The Zoom Revolution: 10 Eye-Popping Stats from Tech’s New Superstar

June 4, 2020
Few if any companies in any industry and under any circumstances have ever experienced a quarter that can match what Zoom Communications and founder Eric Yuan have just been through. We’ve all heard some of the stories and some of the numbers, but I want to share some details here. Because Zoom’s not only a
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Table comparing Q1 cloud revenue for Microsoft, AWS and Google Cloud

Q1 Cloud Revenue Roundup: Microsoft, AWS and Google Total $26.3 Billion

May 5, 2020
The cloud industry’s 3 big hyperscalers generated Q1 revenue of $26.3 billion, with Microsoft contributing half of that and AWS and Google combining for the other $13 billion. Growth rates for all three cloud powerhouses continue to be impressive as well:  Google Cloud (#4 on the Cloud Wars Top 10) at 52%; Microsoft (#1 on
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Taming Runaway Cloud Expenses: How I Cut Cloud-Hosting Costs by 32%

March 14, 2020
Editor's Note: We are delighted to feature a guest author on Cloud Wars today. This is the first in 2-part series by Steve Schechter, an IT Director based in Hong Kong. Part 2 will run on Saturday, March 21. At a recent client engagement, I was told to cut cloud-hosting costs by 30%. That was
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Cover image for Cloud Wars Live Podcast: Calling Jeff Bezos: It's Time to Spin Out AWS

Calling Jeff Bezos: It’s Time to Spin Out AWS! | Ammirati on Innovation

March 3, 2020
Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight. Episode 10 In this episode, Sean and I focus on the
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