The Walking Dead
These old big infrastructure companies are the walking dead. All the old hardware manufacturers with crappy glued together "integrated systems" and appliances and "private clouds". They will die. What will happen is that Amazon or Googlephebet will get their SW and whatever cheapo ultraminimal commodity HW they're using this week into the datacenter. These massively scalable systems will have the same tech that these real cloud/internet companies use in house and will totally annihilate the shoddy super stale ways of EMC, Dell, Oracle, HP. Also, they will actually transparently scale to the cloud without filthy janky interconnects and piles of licensing and infrastructure middleware.The tech of the internet companies is totally superior to that of the infrastructure companies and the brainmine is ridiculously deeper. This comes from someone who has worked in and sold infrastructure for 20 years..