From desktop-as-a-service to real-time data streaming, Amazon dominated the week in cloud

Amazon is doing really well with it’s cloud business AWS

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My favorite comment in a long week of big cloud events came from my row mate on the flight to Las Vegas. He and I were both on our way to AWS Re:Invent and he was trying to explain to middle-seat guy what that show is all about. He cut to the chase: “It’s cloud crap,” he said.

He didn’t mean that pejoratively, but he made his point. And a lot of cloud — um stuff — came out sandwiched between Pivotal’s commercial launch of the Pivotal CF PaaS and Apcera’s coming out party. Apcera’s Continuum IT platform will, according founder Derek Collison, compete with the current range of IaaS and PaaS offerings. Yikes. Talk about setting your sights high.

But back to AWS — the big news included Amazon’s plans to get into the desktop-as-a-service business with WorkSpaces — which takes on Citrix’ which leads desktop virtualization now, and…

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