Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Google, Amazon, a two-horse Cloud Race

Did Google just doom the lot of small-scale cloud providers? — Tech News and Analysis: "... the cloud market, at least in terms of who’ll have the most users, is really a two-horse race [AWS and Google]. It seems safe to assume Microsoft [Azure] will find a niche ... IBM Softlayer is doing some interesting things, especially around Watson as a service, and should be a strong revenue source for Big Blue. Rackspace ... it’s hard to see how it can continue with its current strategy. In this case, being in the middle is less a case of providing the best of both worlds, and more a case of being trapped in a nether region with no easy escape to either world...."

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