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Sizing up the public cloud: Microsoft bets on the hybrid horse

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One of a series of articles analyzing the strategies the largest public cloud vendors are using to court enterprise customers. Previous installments looked at Amazon Web Services, IBM, Google and Oracle.

While many cite Amazon Web Services’ early start as one of the main reasons behind its emergence as the leader in the public cloud, the fact that it had no legacy business to protect also played a part. Unencumbered with an installed base and able to tolerate razor-thin margins, AWS delivered comprehensive and sustainable cloud-based compute and storage services that were streets ahead of anything else on the market.

But these days it’s a different story, and AWS’ main competitors are gaining ground, finding that the customer base that was once perceived as a weakness is now a strength. The biggest IT vendors today are developing newer, software-defined and hybrid infrastructure services aimed at what is fast becoming the favored strategy for most large enterprises.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Sizing up the public cloud: Microsoft bets on the hybrid horse- SiliconANGLE.com

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