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Amazon To Cloud Rivals: Try To Catch Us
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cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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5/16/2013 | 7:55:34 PM
re: Amazon To Cloud Rivals: Try To Catch Us
Open source code makes it possible to do both: offer low margin compute cycles and innovate on the types of services available..Rackspace understood the tie as well as it tried to expand cloud services, hence, the vigorous OpenStack Project. Red Hat understands it.HP understands it. But does Microsoft? VMware? VMware will answer that question May 21. Charlie Babcock, editor at large, InformationWeek
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5/15/2013 | 9:40:23 PM
re: Amazon To Cloud Rivals: Try To Catch Us
This retailer's low margin mindset shouldn't be underestimated, it is foreign to tech rivals. But it's not enough. Dell once had a similar mindset around PCs -- avoid high margins and instead use that margin to beat pricier rivals. But in tech customers expect innovation as well. So far, Amazon has been an innovation leader in cloud as well as a low-price setter. Can it continue to do both?


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