in spite of those strategic deals with other larger IT vendors, VMware has struggled with the cloud market. It boasts almost 100 percent penetration inside the data center.
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All the partnerships and maneuvering has been interesting since AWS marketshare significantly increased over the past 7 years. With this latest announcement, Microsoft and Cisco are partnering on development technologies that allow developers to use a common API to develop new applications that work on premise or on Azure. With the partnership, Cisco will be merging their API (called APIC) with Microsoft API (called WAP). When complete, You can choose to run your application on premise in your on datacenter on either Microsoft’s or Cisco’s cloud platform.
With today’s announcement, Microsoft and Cisco announced a new technology platform, called “Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform.”
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The Future of Cloud is Hybrid by MIKE SCHUTZ, General Manager, Cloud Platform Marketing is Hybrid. Given Microsoft’s advantage over Amazon AWS and Google Cloud, this is not a surprising statement.
However, In my opinion, the future of cloud is clearly not Hybrid and not IaaS. The future of Cloud is SaaS and PaaS. However, it’s going take another 5 years before Corporate America comes to this realization.