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Amazon Cloud Luster Fading? Look Closer
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Charlie Babcock
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8/12/2014 | 7:45:28 PM
Searching for Google in the cloud
Many well-informed observers say Google could supply real competition to Amazon Web Services. But I can't get a sense that Google has enough insight and outreach to business users to do it. Startups love it and that's a great use for Compute Engine/App Engine. But Microsoft, IBM and Amazon -- especially the latter -- seem to have a lock on the business customers, with VMware, Bluelock, Rackspace, others picking up their share.
Andrew Binstock
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7/31/2014 | 11:01:44 PM
Re: Good line but not great on line
Jeff: Good point. And that would certainly fit with Amazon's overall business model. 
Andrew Binstock
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7/31/2014 | 6:07:50 PM
Good line
Loved this: "Worrying about Amazon's future in the cloud is like worrying about the future of sand in the Sahara -- and just about as rewarding." Sums it up nicely. 
Laurianne
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7/31/2014 | 2:17:30 PM
Microsoft cloud
Good point re. Microsoft customer numbers and the China connection, Charlie.


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