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Amazon Web Services Will Continue to Disrupt Enterprises, IT Vendors

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Amazon Web Services Will Continue to Disrupt Enterprises, IT Vendors

Traditional IT vendors may deride Amazon as a mere bookseller, but Amazon Web Service is growing quickly, not to mention inexpensively. If those vendors aren't careful, AWS will soon compete against them in the enterprise cloud computing market--and if current trends hold, the competition may not even be close.

CIO — As I recently noted, much of the IT industry detests Amazon Web Services, with VMware in the lead. In my own discussions within the industry, it's obvious that AWS is regarded with a mixture of astonishment, loathing and fear.
In fact, looking at these kind of results, terror might not be too strong a word:

VMware pre-announced its Q2 results, which will come in below estimates, though the company claims its full-year results will meet expectations (between $5.12 billion and $5.24 billion).

Oracle, IBM, and Tibco all announced poorer-than-expected results. Each blamed "sales force execution" as the reason for missing its targets. To an outside observer, it's remarkable how sales representatives throughout the industry have suddenly misplaced their sales skills.

Most of the industry is piling on the OpenStack bandwagon, seeking a plausible cloud orchestration alternative to slow down the AWS juggernaut.
(I'll give only a fleeting mention to the semi-hysterical rant by top VMware management at a recent partner event.)

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