07.06.2012 04:42 PM
There are a number of cloud providers out there besides Amazon--Heroku, Joyent, AT&T, Azure, etc. Does anybody have an experience in how they compare to getting things up and running on the current king of cloud, Amazon? In particular, is it easier to get existing apps up and running EC2 or one of the other guys?
07.11.2012 08:32 AM
Everything about Cloud Computing is very nice. But, if you have read the article on risks of Cloud Computing provided by the cloud computing blog , you have noticed that, there are definite risks associated with Cloud Computing. Yes, this Securityand Privacy issues are the major concern of most organizations handling the critical data Reliable providers like Google has limited applications – Google still has no consumer level Cloud Hosting Service. Cloud Computing providers like Rackspace is quite expensive for many. Even with Google, loss of data / email is not rare.Most major Service Providers, except Rackspace, Amazon etc. are actually software companies.For every extra service, the charge is extra
07.13.2012 11:12 AM
Security and privacy are concerns. That is why Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud are obtaining traction. See my blog reflection on the CloudExpo "The Business Impact of Cloud Computing II".
Gartner is going to host a webinar on July 24th on “Private Cloud Computing and the Future of Infrastructure” with the write up “Most large enterprises see private clouds in their future. Choosing whether to invest in building a cloud service versus buying from cloud service providers will become more challenging over the next few years.”
Maybe you want to attend the session.
07.23.2012 09:51 AM
Amazon is made for e-marketing, but if you want to get applications up and running quickly force.com is better than Amazon. Eclipse has a nice force.com plugin, and a large developer community.
AT&T can overcome Amazon and other high level generic data and bandwidth-centric service platforms. For example box.com, Jelastic, Lexus Nexus' netdocuments.com.
AT&T could develop a service to handle large chunk files (larger than 5MB) which is something a lot of the cloud providers especially force.com cannot handle as well. I am new to AT&T - just hired - so for now I will reserve my comments about the AT&T platform as a service until after I develop an application there, I did not know much about it before I came on board. My overall impression is that AT&T has some built-in advantages that will help it take marketshare from other cloud providers, but it needs a "killer ap" to help it stand out. Something that takes advantage of the AT&T network superiority underlying the platforms.
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