The speed of innovation at Amazon just gets faster and faster causing yet another cloud competitor, CISCO, to shut down its own projects.
The emphasis is away from hardware to software. You can see that in big data analytics platforms like Vertica which are appliance free.
Cisco has confirmed that it is killing its $1 billion cloud project known as "Intercloud," as The Reg's Simon Sharwood reported on Wednesday. A spokesperson confirmed to Venture Beat that the public Intercloud will be shuttered in March 2017 and Cisco will move enterprises apps and data elsewhere including to another, unnamed public cloud provider. While Cisco isn't saying the name of that cloud provider, there's a good chance that it's Amazon because enterprises are tripping over themselves to use Amazon these days. Amazon has got more features and more partners than any other cloud provider out there.