Walmart Amps Up Cloud Capabilities, Reducing Reliance on Tech Giants

Walmart said on Thursday it has developed the capability to switch seamlessly between cloud providers and its own servers, saving millions of dollars and offering a road map to other organizations that want to reduce their dependence on giant technology companies.

The retailer said it has used its own servers and software to deploy one of the largest so-called hybrid clouds in existence. The company’s hybrid system draws on third-party platforms from Microsoft and Alphabet Google as well as an internal server network it has rapidly built out across Walmart facilities around the country.