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IBM to spin off its managed infrastructure unit to focus on Red Hat, hybrid cloud; sees Q3 sales ahead of estimates

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The cloud computing race in 2020 will have a definite multi-cloud spin. Here's a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players that run your company as well as their latest strategic moves. IBM said it will spin off its managed infrastructure services unit into a new public company so it can focus on its hybrid cloud business, which includes Red Hat. The new company, which will be tax free to shareholders, will focus on managing data centers and cloud infrastructure for clients. IBM also said it will report third quarter sales results better than expectations.


IBM's Q3 solid with strength in Red Hat, hybrid cloud

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The cloud computing race in 2020 will have a definite multi-cloud spin. Here's a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players that run your company as well as their latest strategic moves. IBM reported third quarter results in line with the expectations outlined when it announced plans to spin off its managed infrastructure services unit. The company saw strength in its Red Hat unit. IBM reported third quarter results in line with the expectations outlined when it announced plans to spin off its managed infrastructure services unit.


Top cloud providers in 2020: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, hybrid, SaaS players

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An introduction to cloud computing from IaaS and PaaS to hybrid, public and private cloud. Cloud computing in 2020 is more mature, going multi-cloud, and likely to become more focused on vertical and a sales ground war as the leading vendors battle for market share. Picking the top cloud services provider isn't easy given that the answer -- much like enterprise software and IT in general -- boils down to "it depends." Whether it's Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud platform in infrastructure as a service, or IBM, Dell Technologies, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and VMware in multi-cloud hybrid deployments, there are multiple variables for each enterprise. That said, a few key trends are emerging for cloud computing in 2020 that have shifted from 2019, 2018, and 2017. With that backdrop, let's get to the 2020 top cloud computing vendors. Disclosure: ZDNet may earn a commission from some of the products featured on this page. ZDNet and the author were not compensated for this independent review. AWS was the early leader in public cloud computing and has become a major player in AI, database, machine learning and serverless deployments. AWS was the first cloud computing and offering infrastructure as a service in 2008 and has never looked back as it launches new services at a breakneck pace and is creating its own compute stack that aims to be more efficient and pass those savings along. AWS has expanded well beyond cloud compute and storage. If processors based on Arm become the norm in the data center, the industry can thank the gravitational pull of AWS, which launched a second-generation Graviton processor and instances based on it. If successful, the Graviton and the Nitro abstraction layer can be the differentiator for AWS in the cloud wars.


Amazon Q3 results surge with $96.1 billion in revenue; AWS operating income $3.53 billion

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The cloud computing race in 2020 will have a definite multi-cloud spin. Here's a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players that run your company as well as their latest strategic moves. Amazon's third quarter revenue grew 37% and checked in at $96.1 billion with Amazon Web Services sales at $11.6 billion. AWS delivered third quarter operating income of $3.53 billion compared to Amazon's North America sales of $2.25 billion. Overall, Amazon reported net income of $6.3 billion, or $12.37 a share.


ServiceNow delivers strong Q1, confident in long-term outlook

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The cloud computing race in 2020 will have a definite multi-cloud spin. Here's a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players that run your company as well as their latest strategic moves. ServiceNow delivered strong first quarter earnings and said it was confident that it can hit $10 billion in annual revenue. The company reported first quarter net income of $48 million, or 24 cents a share, on revenue of $1.046 billion, up 33% from a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings in the first quarter were $1.06 a share.