Posts Tagged ‘IBM’
Amazon Web Services, the market leader for hosted infrastructure, didn’t waste time responding to Google’s price drop, by slashing the base price for its cloud services by 51 percent. The price war is heating up and sending the wrong message to the market.
Google announced a 30 percent price-cut for infrastructure and platform services, presenting a challenge to rivals Amazon and Microsoft. This is another escalation in the cloud pricing war as big providers race to capture market share. If it keeps going, it will present challenges to cloud companies and their reseller partners.
Why are more channel firms seemingly scrapping traditional management structures in favor of pursuing ‘spiritual leadership’?
Cisco Systems announced it’s investing $1 billion to develop cloud hosting capabilities to compete with Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and others in the increasingly competitive infrastructure-as-a-service market.
For the second time in less than a week, Lenovo’s executive vice president for its Enterprise Business and Americas units is being featured prominently in the press based on an internal memo that managed to escape the vendor’s campus.
Few things spell opportunity for the channel like the gap between what businesses want and what they feel they’re capable of doing.
IBM is fearful its channel partners’ are not moving to the cloud fast enough, as the pace of change and demands of customers speed up and multiply.
Analyst firm Gartner is reporting worldwide server shipments increased a scant 2.1 percent, but revenues declined 4.5 percent. Demand is strong, but value is evaporating for the basic building blocks of data centers.
Big Blue is clearly going all in on its SoftLayer-driven cloud services gambit, this week snagging DBaaS provider Cloudant to improve back-end support for developers.
This week in On Point, our weekly digest of product and services news, IBM goes cyber-sleuthing, Cisco trots out ESP and Palo Alto revs next-gen firewalls.