Microsoft and Google are by far the fastest growing cloud providers, but for all their growth, they had little effect on the juggernaut that is Amazon Web Services as the year closed.
The two companies plan hope to entice organizations that have embraced DevOps methodologies and technologies, as well as enterprises building out hybrid cloud environments.
It will be interesting to see what Big Blue has planned in the cloud video services arena. IBM recently acquired cloud streaming provider Ustream and has since unveiled plans to get a foothold in the video space.
IBM is setting its sights on developers and DevOps professionals once again with the latest update to its hybrid cloud product portfolio. Through new features and technology partner collaborations, IBM is aiming to make it easier to develop, deploy and manage apps on its high-performance LinuxONE systems while also maintaining security.
Microsoft continues to build a presence in the New York City market.
Barely a week goes by in which a press release or media alert related to Cloud Foundry fails to arrive in my inbox. Whether it's a new Cloud Foundry-based platform as a service launching, a new certification or new integrations and features, it appears that the PaaS software is getting plenty of attention.
Call it industry consolidation. Call it accelerating time to market. Whatever the case, 2015 was a year of several major acquisitions in the DevOps space, including a few surprising ones.
A new service on the IBM Bluemix platform as a service should help DevOps teams react quicker to potential issues regarding their Bluemix-hosted applications. The new IBM Alert Notification Service is now available in beta to IBM Cloud customers.
It took a year and a half, but Apple and IBM have met the goal they set last year when they first announced their enterprise mobility partnership – 100 mobile apps for the enterprise.
A new IBM cloud service on its Bluemix platform as a service could help developers create applications capable of connecting to and integrating unstructured data.