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cbabcock
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1/2/2014 | 1:29:25 PM
Inital AWS appeal was to developers
Yes, Amazon has spent years building confidence and credibility in its cloud service offerings. All of these smaller service providers need to do the same. But Amazon's initial appeal was to developers, who understood it was giving them control over online server provisioning. DigitalOcean also appeals initially to developers, which is doing the same thing, speeding up the process, charging less and providing tools. That might be a formula for success, if it can straighten out its data security mess.
RobPreston
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1/2/2014 | 12:27:45 PM
Brand Still Matters
"There is more to cloud services than a speedy architecture and new components." These upstart vendors' success will ultimately depend on their building a reputation and brand for reliable service. AWS led the way, showing the world--even the skeptical corporate world--that it could depend on cheap, on-demand computing. It took years to build the AWS brand, even on Amazon's hefty shoulders.
 
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