By John | April 10, 2008
Is like me trying to sing RAP music. Last night Businessweek posted an article about “Clouds”. I know this is not supposed to be a technical publication however there are far too many inaccuracies in this article to be ignored.
- Amazonâ€™s EC2 cost is .010 per hour not .020.
- IBM, HP, and SUN have not long offered clouds. IBM just announced their â€œBlue Cloudâ€ last year. HP and SUN have announced but not delivered cloud offerings.
- Comparing IBMâ€™s Blue Cloud to Amazon Web Services is like comparing a mainframe to a laptop as the same market. IBM may from a marketecture perspective share the â€œcloudâ€ name, however; they are not even close in the same market space.
- Amazonâ€™s Web Services (AWS) (a.k.a. cloud) is not an easy customer interface. By design it is only an application programming interface (API). Therefore a customer must develop his or own program to use the service or use an upstream product (e.g., Enomaly).