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A Good TechCrunch on AWS – Hold the Mayo

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Who Are The Biggest Users of Amazon Web Services? It’s Not Startups. …most of them are not the startups that are normally associated with on-demand computing. Rather the biggest customers in both number and amount of computing resources consumed are divisions of banks, pharmaceuticals companies and other large corporations who try AWS once for a [...]

Is Businessweek the New USA Today?

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Being a person who travels a lot I wind up reading USA Today a lot (Marriott gives free copies). I often find it amazing to see some of their business and technology reports. My favorite one was, they once wrote an article about a guy who figured out how to fix the Year 2K problem. [...]

Is Alpha is the New Beta?

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I was looking over some of these new Bungee Labs announcements.  They seem like exciting announcements however … Amazon EC2 is in Beta.  Bungee Labs is announcing a “Beta” service in Jun 2008 that will run on Amazon’s Beta.  All I keep seeing from a lot of these “Cloud” providers are announcements of pre-announcements that [...]

Stanger in a Stange Land

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

ONCE UPON A TIME when the world was young there was a Martian named Smith. Valentine Michael Smith was as real as taxes but he was a race of one. Stranger In A Strange Land (1961; 1991) by Robert A. Heinlein

Are Clouds for Real?

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Duh… Looks like Benchmark Capital thinks so and they have a pretty good track record.  Rightscale announced today they have secured $4.5 million in first round funding from Benchmark Capital.  I have been thoroughly impressed with what Rigthscale has done as a provider of “Cloud” services.  They build on top of Amazon’s Web Services to [...]

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