• Walmart embraces the cloud to take on Amazon

    8 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    One of Walmart's best chances at taking on Amazon.com in ecommerce lies with six giant server farms, each larger than ten football fields.
    These facilities, which cost Walmart millions of dollars and took nearly five years to build, are starting to pay off. The retailer's online sales have been on a tear for the last three consecutive quarters, far outpacing wider industry growth levels.
    Powering that rise are thousands of proprietary servers that enable the company to crunch almost limitless swathes of customer data in-house.
    Most retailers rent the computing capacity they need to store...
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  • Walmart goes to the cloud to close gap with Amazon

    Walmart goes to the cloud to close gap with Amazon

    8 monthes ago - By Reuters

    SAN BRUNO/SUNNYVALE, Calif. - One of Walmart Inc's best chances at taking on Amazon.com Inc in e-commerce lies with six giant server farms, each larger than ten football fields.
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