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Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality

Amazon says cloud computing is an indispensable enabler of seven important computing transformations. We hype-test the promises with a few reality checks.
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On premises, scaling is something you have to architect for and work hard to achieve. But distributed systems built on cloud principles let you scale on demand. No argument there. When using an on-premises database cluster, you have to continually configure, tune, shard, and re-partition to maintain performance. Vogels says the AWS approach removes database-as-an-application bottlenecks because you call for capacity with specific performance characteristics on demand. This makes application scaling a much simpler affair.

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Leo Regulus
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5/16/2012 | 4:14:45 PM
re: Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Please, I'm still waiting for the one-click version.
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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5/1/2012 | 6:50:58 PM
re: Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Inappropriate format.
D. Henschen
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5/1/2012 | 3:16:24 PM
re: Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
I asked my colleague, Art Wittman, for his thoughts on this gallery, and he offered the following comments on supercomputing: "Most of the SCs in the world are time shared in some way. The five regional centers in the U.S. all have time allocation committees for academia, but the national labs seem convinced they should keep buying their own. One problem they haveG«Űand IG«÷d think the big data crowd would have the same problemG«Űis getting huge data sets in place so that the processing can happen on the right hardware at the right time. You canG«÷t just leave petabytes around in case you need to operate on the dataG«Űimagine a few dozen or a few hundred customers doing that. YouG«÷d have enormous local storage needs even in an Amazon-like distributed environment. Pretty much everything Amazon says is G«£easy in our environmentG«• isnG«÷t, at least not at scale."

More good insight from Wittman. --Doug Henschen
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