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Massive Vendors Pile Onto the Cloud

IBM, HP and Dell all agree on one thing: The cloud is huge. Dell is sinking $1 billion of its well earned dollars into the cloud, HP is betting a big chunk of its company on the wispy stuff and IBM last week announced a slew of cloud products and services.

Big Blue (which might have to change its nickname to Big White) announced SmartCloud, a cloud service that is billed by the hour or the month and supports Linux and Windows apps. There are two versions: Enterprise offers 99.5% uptime and Enterprise + stays up 99.9 percent of the time.

Later this year, IBM will run SAP software in its cloud, taking part of the difficult process of getting the software running.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/12/2011 at 12:47 PM


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