Good read: The on-premises empire strikes back at AWS

Anybody who can read a financial report knows they are paying too much for compute, storage, networking, and software at Amazon Web Services. It is as obvious as the sun at noon. And it is also obvious – and increasingly so – that the retailing and media businesses at Amazon are as addicted to the AWS profits and the free compute capacity it gives to the corporate Amazon parent as IBM has ever been addicted to the high price of its vaunted mainframe platforms.

Good read: These Dutch cloud companies take on the reigning tech giants (Dutch article)

For years, Europe has been yearning for a European cloud alternative to the platforms of such reigning tech giants as Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Google. One in three IT managers is even considering switching to a European alternative. AG Connect spoke with two Dutch cloud providers looking to break the power of big tech. joins the battle against the big tech giants.