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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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The reality is that markets mature and eventually level off, but given that it's early days for mobility, this is one area where CIOs facing big mobile growth might be wise to avoid continuous capacity buildout until the potential is better known. Once things do start leveling off, big enterprises with virtualized capacity will be able to shoulder predictable volumes more economically.

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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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5/1/2012 | 6:50:58 PM
re: Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Inappropriate format.
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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.
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