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The cloud is too big for one winner

January 31, 2022

There’s a new pragmatism in cloud land. Gone are the days when the former CEO of AWS, Andy Jassy, called private cloud “archaic” and dismissed it as “not real” cloud. More recently, AWS has introduced a bevy of new ways (VMware partnership, AWS Outposts, etc.) for enterprises to balance public cloud aspirations with private data center realities in a hybrid model. Just across the water in Redmond, Microsoft, too, is doing things differently than it used to. On the company’s latest earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella insisted, “The real world is not some homogeneous Microsoft infrastructure world. It is a multicloud, multiplatform world.”

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