By John | April 8, 2008
Does your head hurt yet? Mine does. I am down in the hotel lobby this morning while the family sleeps in (spring break). CNN is blasting on the lobby TV â€œBarack vs. Hillaryâ€ stuff every ten seconds. I keep expecting to see a breaking Amazon vs. Google scroll on the bottom of the screen while I am reading a gazillion articles about Google’s new cloud offering.
Excluding any discussion on the former, I do have some thoughts on the latter. While everyone is trying to figure out what the big picture is for Amazon vs. Google, I find myself pondering more the local impact of Google App Engine announcement. Amazon’s S3 and EC2 have created a groundswell of new commerce opportunities for local Web developers. Local CMS, PHP, and Ruby application developers are finding great economies of scale adopting new cloud solutions like EC2, S3, and Mosso. So, amidst all the debate over the economic impact on Amazon due to Google’s new App Engine offering, I find myself thinking more about the little guys vs. the big guys. I think the real story is how all these new cloud offerings might improve the little guys (i.e., the local Web developers) wallets.