Comments
Amazon Counters Google Cloud Price Cuts
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
3/27/2014 | 9:31:36 PM
Andi Mann is the man
Thanks to  @AndiMann for Tweet, "Great detail on the cloud price wars."
Charlie Babcock
100%
0%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
3/27/2014 | 6:51:33 PM
It's not just a two-horse race
Ah, no, this isn't a two-horse race. More like five, but a couple dark horses may be lagging the field. Microsoft is committed to match Amazon pricing. So far, as Amazon goes down, Microsoft goes down too. Rackspace is not pledged to match, but it's nevertheless difficult to escape the relentless pressure. As Google, Microsoft and Amazon go down, Rackspace goes down too. IBM probably won't pretend to match, but SoftLayer execs know the cloud better than IBM old guard. As Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Racksapce go down, SoftLayer will try to go down too.
WKash
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
3/27/2014 | 6:03:59 PM
Re: Google lurks in the background
Good observation.  Microsot may be happy to stay out of the public eye on cloud pricing, and but they won't be able to avoid collateral damage from the pricing war.  We'll see if their approach, promoting the fact that they can host or support internal cloud systems, will pay off.

 
WKash
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
3/27/2014 | 5:59:47 PM
Re: Where speculators fear to tread
Interesting point, though I'm not sure if prices keep plunging, ahead of volume increases, whether that won't eventually mean security gets shortchanged.
Laurianne
50%
50%
Laurianne,
User Rank: Author
3/27/2014 | 4:38:48 PM
Re: Google lurks in the background
What, no mention of Microsoft, either :) Is this a two-horse race at this point in your minds, readers?
Lorna Garey
50%
50%
Lorna Garey,
User Rank: Author
3/27/2014 | 2:56:41 PM
Re: Where speculators fear to tread
Do you really equate "cheap" and "more secure"? That said, I think Amazon, Google and other big cloud providers can afford better security than most companies outside the Fortune 1000 can hope to do on their own. Just encrypt before sending and manage the keys.
asksqn
50%
50%
asksqn,
User Rank: Ninja
3/27/2014 | 2:41:48 PM
Where speculators fear to tread
An arms race for the cloud between providers is good for the consumer.  We can only hope that as price drops, security improves. 
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
3/27/2014 | 2:40:50 PM
Google lurks in the background
Amazon Web Services won't utter the name, Google. But talks with Amazon execs. leave little doubt who they worry about as capable of stealing their market. Nevertheless, there's little immediate danger.


Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 14, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.