CIO Essentials: Hyperscalers - more 'hype' than 'scale'?

Headline claims make impressive reading, but the reality is much more nuanced

Tom Allen
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CIO Essentials: Hyperscalers - more 'hype' than 'scale'?

A few years ago I went to a country that will remain nameless. I was impressed with the obvious local investment and big claims being made about recycling and other eco-friendly efforts when I arrived - but just a few miles away, waterways were clogged and a pile of burning refuse belched out black smoke.

It's not a perfect analogy for the cloud industry, but the themes are the comparable. As Penny Horwood writes this week, "At first glance, [cloud service providers] seem very keen to broadcast t...

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