Posts tagged ‘cloud computing’

Pentagon vs. CIA vs. Google

Adoption of cloud computing is reaching new heights. This week both the Pentagon and the CIA discussed their uses of cloud computing.

Both are using their own, private clouds, but these security-conscious entities are embracing the paradigm.

October 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm Leave a comment

Is Amazon’s EC2 generating $220M per year?

The analysis leaves a lot to be desired, but the conclusions of CloudScaling’s Randy Bias cannot be ignored. And while simple, the math is grounded in reasonable assumptions and backed by independent sources.

His figure puts AWS revenue for EC2 alone at almost $220 million annually. This is real revenue. And we think he estimate for S3 revenues is way low – the bandwidth costs alone are enormous. There are some interesting points raised in the comments. Care to raise any here?

October 9, 2009 at 7:48 pm Leave a comment

Cloud Computing (and Storage) Growing in the Mainstream

The Pew Research Center released a report late last year that confirms many of the trends that we’ve been seen regarding overall adoption of cloud computing services. The most interesting element from the perspective of cloud storage was the finding that users are very concerned about cloud service providers using data they store or provide to target advertising (see the section “Cloud users to providers: let’s keep the data between us.”)

This bodes well for cloud storage providers with subscription (and presumably ad-free) models.

We’ll see…

January 19, 2009 at 6:29 pm Leave a comment


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