We, at Soha Systems, attended IBM InterConnect conference, late February. Amidst the multitude of announcements made during that week, the one that resonated most with us was IBM's partnership with VMware around hybrid enterprise (IBM Wants VMware Shops On its Cloud, How IBM Stole Google's Thunder).
The cloud disrupts IT and compute paradigms, and allows us to rethink everything about them. But more often than not, the move to the cloud means merely transfer of on-premise IT to cloud environment, almost unchanged.
Every now and then, when a publicly traded company's quarterly earnings whiff, you hear the "secular shift" song. It's a lament about how the "Hotel California Syndrome" doesn't work anymore. In other words, "vendor lock-in" is loosing its grip on the customers.
It doesn't come often that you see a company and tell yourself "I've gotta join this company". Especially not after 25-odd years in the industry. Well, it so happens there is one such company – Soha Systems.