Casualties of Cloud Computing

Ever since Amazon first rented its computers by the hour in 2006 the rise of public cloud computing has been relentless and exponential. The efficiency and effectiveness of public cloud infrastructure has laid bare the extreme inefficiency and bad quality of legacy IT ecosystem. The public cloud computing companies are almost providing 10X value to end customers. They are effectively transforming a Trillion dollar ecosystem into a 100 Billion market and will likely capture majority of the profits. As a result the casualties are piling up at every level and layer of the IT ecosystem. The list follows

Broad Computing

  • HP
  • IBM
  • Sun
  • Dell
  • Oracle
  • VMWare


  • Cisco
  • Juniper
  • Lucent


  • EMC
  • NetApp

Consulting and Systems Integration

  • EDS

Kris Gorrepati

My 2 cents on Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Design, New Product Development, Software Engineering, and related topics.

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