re: Nirvanix Tells Cloud Storage Customers: Move Your Data
I think specialty cloud vendors can compete, but they must never stray from the notion that they are in a commodity market. Amazon seems to have understood this from the start and refuses to add highly engineered, people intensive, highly supported services. It stays in commodity IaaS, lets others innovate on top. Nirvanix to some extent was a sophisticated storage engineering team caught in a commodity storage world -- with declining prices. Like EMC Atmos and Iron Mountain before it, it found it hard to make any money.