Cloud Wars - The Best Analysis on Cloud Vendors and Enterprise Technology from Bob Evans
I love Cloud Wars and the analysis of Enterprise Technology and Cloud Vendors from Bob Evans. His content comes in the form of daily articles, weekly podcasts and Industry Cloud Top 10 Quarterly Reports.
He analyzes the cloud computing divisions of IT Behemoths ranging from Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and gives a 360° analysis from the forward-thinking visions of the cloud/enterprise tech leaders to the digital transformation strategies of these divisions and companies and the financials, revenues and run rates of the cloud vendors.
I think this content is underrated because it covers an emerging, hidden and underrated technology - cloud computing - which is a major technological catalyst of digital transformation which is the major paradigm shift as we transition to an increasingly digital and Information Technology-Based economy.
We all have heard of artificial intelligence and big data and many other emerging technologies and buzzwords today, but many of us don’t often think about the Cloud Wars. Large IT companies and sometimes rare Startups are battling over cloud computing services. Cloud computing is the hidden technology layer behind these technologies that we often hear about frequently. The Microsoft Azure page (Microsoft Azure - What Is Cloud Computing?) gives a good description - “Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale. You typically pay only for cloud services you use, helping you lower your operating costs, run your infrastructure more efficiently, and scale as your business needs change. `
So Cloud Computing vendors help deliver computing services such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and intelligence to store, and process the data of other large and small-medium enterprise companies. This in turn helps the other companies lower costs, undergo digital transformation and host their data on the cloud so they can scale their business over the internet.
The combined Market Cap of the Cloud Wars Top 10 (Ten of the largest Market Cap Cloud Vendors) was $5.2 Trillion combined in 2020. As our reliance as consumers on the internet only grows exponentially each passing year and as the reliance of all businesses who are now competing in the digital economy have to digitalize in order to survive and compete in the new economy grows exponentially, I think that is just the beginning of the Cloud Computing and the Cloud Wars.
Please check out 2 previous articles I wrote on the The 4th Industrial Revolution and Digital Transformation, Hyperautomation, Remote Working and The Future of Work to learn more about cloud computing and related topics such as digital transformation, the digital economy and the future of work so you can learn about the bigger picture and the bigger impact that the cloud is having on business, society and everything from the way we learn, to the way we communicate, work, and play in today’s digital and hyperconnected era.
Please check out Cloud Wars. And Please check out some of my favorite videos, articles and content so you can get a glimpse of the great analysis Bob Evans (former Chief Communications Officer at Oracle) as well as an overview of the current competitive landscape in 2021 of the Cloud Wars and content ranging from Satya Nadella’s Microsoft to Larry Ellison’s Oracle and Bill McDermott’s ServiceNow.