Readers of the Angelbeat blog know my predictions on big three cloud winners – Amazon, Microsoft and Google – leaving everyone else, including HPE, IBM, Rackspace and others, to fight for leftovers. That is still largely the case.
Last week, Facebook announced its expanded job search and recruiting capabilities, putting it in direct competition with Linkedin. As Facebook looks for new growth in established US and Western markets, where it has hundreds of millions of daily users, expanding into B2B applications makes sense. But I think that this job-related push is just the tip of iceberg, with Cloud Computing services likely to follow.
Facebook can utilize its existing data center infrastructure, plus tap into the largely unused computing power of billions of individual users (parallel processing architecture), and emerge as a viable competitor to the Big Three.
Keep reading the Angelbeat blog and let’s see what happens…