27: S2E27: IBMs failed email migration, why startups fail and who suffers, and 5G powered by Microsoft Azure

Lilac, Zack and Mike discuss how even after planning an email migration for 18-month, IBM still failed. What is going on with all these underwhelming startup acquisitions? What really happening? and who suffers? Has anyone noticed how even companies that offer “cloud” are moving their core service to Microsoft Azure? Azure is now powering AT&Ts 5G network. Microsoft continues to win.

IBM’s 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster, sources say

https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/30/ibm_email_outage/

Arista Buys SDN Pioneer Big Switch ‘For a Song’ – Sources

https://www.lightreading.com/carrier-sdn/arista-buys-sdn-pioneer-big-switch-for-a-song—sources/d/d-id/757076

HPE to acquire cloud disaster recovery startup Zerto

https://blocksandfiles.com/2021/07/01/hpe-acquiring-dr-startup-zerto/

EMC Sues Zerto – Patent Litigation (2016)

https://www.zerto.com/blog/company-announcements/emc-v-zerto-update/

AT&T Moves 5G Mobile Network to Microsoft Cloud

https://about.att.com/story/2021/att_microsoft_azure.html

MSFT acquires Affirmed Networks

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/26/microsoft-acquires-5g-specialist-affirmed-networks/

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