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Cisco Public InterCloud Open Stack Infrastructure as a Service (InterCloud IaaS) for Partners and Service Providers

With Goldman Sachs projecting cloud infrastructure/platform spending to boom at a compound annual rate of 30% from 2013 through 2018, compared to IT spending growth of 5%, Microsoft and of course AWS are well-positioned to own enterprise wallets for decades to come.

Tallahassee, Florida:   Sun, 11/1/15 - 7:44pm    View comments
 

Cisco Faiyaz ShahpurwalaPerhaps here's what potential customers should be asking Cisco's Cloud SVP, Faiyaz Shahpurwala:
 

How in the world can Cisco InterCloud innovate fast enough or even remotely come close to competing with the likes of Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Public Cloud leaders?
 

Cisco InterCloud Fabric OpenStack

Cisco InterCloud Fabric OpenStack
 

Oracle, SAP, IBM, HP, Cisco are in big trouble.

For example, take a look at the following Cisco Public InterCloud OpenStack Fabric IaaS Solutions:

Who develops their Mission Critical Applications around Cisco Public InterCloud IaaS?

Where will Cisco find the economies of scale and mass developer, customer adoptions?

As Gartner finds, "AWS has a diverse customer base and the broadest range of use cases, including enterprise and mission-critical applications....[It has] attract[ed] a very large technology partner ecosystem that includes software vendors that have licensed and packaged their software to run on AWS, as well as many vendors that have integrated their software with AWS capabilities."

May 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

May 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Saleforce and WorkDay are on fire!

AWS MQ dominance is founded on a mix of technology innovation and business execution.

Sure, no one will completely succeed, but vendors that can offer both SaaS and IaaS/PaaS will tend to win.

Does Cisco know that there's already a company incorporated with InterCloud Systems?

60 Providers onboard so far, with 350 combined DCs.

Goldman SachsWith Goldman Sachs projecting cloud infrastructure/platform spending to boom at a compound annual rate of 30% from 2013 through 2018, compared to IT spending growth of 5%, Microsoft and of course AWS are well-positioned to own enterprise wallets for decades to come.

AWS has obviously started with IaaS, but it's adding more functionality, arguing that it's in the enterprise pain management business. There's plenty of pain to be resolved with SaaS.

While Gartner found that AWS had 5X the utilized capacity of its next nearest 14 competitors combined, in 2015 the venerable analyst firm finds that number has exploded to 10X.

That won't be enough for Microsoft: (Azure) to erase Amazon's lead, but those relationships, coupled with a soup-to-nuts, SaaS-to-IaaS strategy, should be more than sufficient to keep Oracle and IBM nipping at its heels.

False reality:

  • The biggest cloud companies are $6 billion in size, they are not $100 billion, in terms of their cloud business.
  • The problem for Ellison is that $6 billion competitor (Amazon Web Services) is growing at an 80% clip, and has an appetite to devour Ellison's cash cow: the database.
  • There are only so many rounds of golf Oracle salespeople can play with CIOs before both realize that the battle is being won at the developer level, and Amazon and Microsoft are the only two companies truly winning them over.
Reality:

  • This steady domination has AWS fast approaching a $10 billion run-rate, a lead it won't easily lose.
  • Microsoft is well ahead of its next nearest rivals, with roughly $1.5 billion in cloud platform revenue.
  • IBM and Oracle can't match that, partly because they don't own yesterday's platform in the way Microsoft does. Instead, they're stuck helping customers retrofit legacy apps for modern clouds.
  • They're making good money doing this, but it pales in comparison to AWS and Microsoft Azure, where companies are building and betting their future.
  • Of course, IBM and Oracle can point at their significant SaaS businesses and rightly call them "cloud." This is where IBM and Salesforce dominate, according to Forrester's data, but Microsoft isn't far behind IBM.
  • Microsoft, for its part, already has a strong footing in both business productivity SaaS and IaaS. And enterprises love it, with a Gartner survey showing 64% of enterprises that choose Azure do so because of their existing relationship with Microsoft.
  • In the long term, however, Microsoft's probably the safer bet.
Related documents:

Cisco Public InterCloud OpenStack

Cisco Private InterCloud OpenStack

Where's Larry Ellison's blind spot in the cloud?

Microsoft Azure doubles its lead over Oracle, IBM

AWS now 10X the size of its competitors: Is the cloud arms race over?

Are The Biggest Enterprise Software Vendors Now The Best Cloud Platform Bets?

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide May 18, 2015
 

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