Oversize #20: With Cloud Satellite, IBM takes its hybrid strategy to the next level

When Arvind Krishna took over as CEO of IBM in April 2020, he announced a maniacal focus on hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence in his day-one memo to the staff—something I wrote about in the first edition of Oversize last year. The company’s acquisition of Red Hat in the previous year had set the stage for this strategic transformation.

The cloud market can be divided between public cloud and private cloud. Public cloud, offered by the likes of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, implies renting out computing resources, storage, and services from cloud centres, while private cloud is …


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Abhishek writes on technology trends, gadgets and SMBs, and has over a decade of experience—both as an industry watcher as well as a participant. He quit Microsoft in 2011 to become an independent digital consultant, and to write more, travel randomly, watch a lot of movies and wake up late on weekdays.