Walmart on the Cloud
Walmart is a big cloud user but says that come the year’s fourth quarter its online retailing operations are too big for any one cloud to handle. Portability is therefore something it prizes, hence its 2013 investment in cloud automation startup OneOps, to help it move workloads among diverse public clouds and to automate its in-house operations.
Oh, sure. No cloud is big enough to handle Walmart. Not even Amazon, who runs not only the biggest competitor Walmart has, but also their own music streaming service, their own video streaming service, but also half of their competitors in both of those fields, too. Not at all big enough to handle Walmart.