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Amazon Web Services: What's It Good For?
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eddiemayan
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eddiemayan,
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9/2/2013 | 9:23:32 AM
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Amazon best for IaaS AND PaaS Cloud Service as they rank at 1st position on the almost review site like CloudReviews.com. They Provide their own Database as a Service which shows their productivity performance better compare to others.
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8/21/2013 | 10:34:36 PM
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Amazon has established the viability of general purpose, mass market compute cycles delivered over the network and charged for by the hour. No one is more responsible for showing this can be done and is a viable market than Amazon. Along with general purpose servers, it's tried to establish enough server instances that they will appeal to many types of customers. This latter is a factor that limits AWS's advancement. There's a lot of complexity to figuring out which server type you're going to use and every customer can think of a type that he wants that isn't there. Will there be more flexible server configuration someday?
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8/21/2013 | 7:47:40 PM
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AWS has certainly changed the IT world, and the cloud offers all new possibilities for IT processes and applications. One of the great things about AWS is that it has a fantastic ecosystem that extends the possibilities far beyond AWS's already impressive suite of native services. One such product is our own Zadara Storage Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSA), that lets businesses and enterprises run existing apps in the cloud with NFS and iSCSI protocols, just like they do in traditional, on-premise NAS and SAN arrays. This combination allows everything from demanding legacy and mission-critical applications to repository and secondary storage to run in AWS today, with all the benefits you mentioned, e.g., elasticity and a focus on OpEx. In addition to our customers who are deploying made-for-the-cloud applications, we see more and more customers bringing existing apps to the cloud, as the skepticism you mention is diminishing. Exciting times.
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8/20/2013 | 12:00:28 PM
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8/19/2013 | 5:52:55 PM
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Bernard makes a good point. There's a big difference between legacy applications and applications designed to run in the cloud. Companies with experience on Amazon understand the benefits of the latter: an ability to scale up or down at short notice; an ability to run a big job on many servers, getting it done in a fraction of the time it would take in-house; designing compute jobs that you wouldn't necessarily have thought of before, due to the availabiltiy of large scale but short term computing as a by-the-hour op ex expense. Charlie
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Laurianne,
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8/19/2013 | 2:35:26 PM
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That opex vs. capex expenditures issue has been significant for several years. Is there better understanding now on the business side, readers?


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