[LINK] Cloud Computing Services in Australia?

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 11:34:21 AEDT 2011

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 19:51, Tom Worthington
<tom.worthington at tomw.net.au>wrote:

> Free trade agreements will likely see overseas domination of cloud
> provision in Australia.

Don´t forget economies of scale and control of the APIs. Yes, there are
APIs, and all the big ones are already aboard (Amazon.com, Google,
Microsoft, Oracle, RedHat, IBM, HP -do I miss any other?-), developing
their own.

So, the big question is, how can you compete with Google´s distributed
world-wide datacenters and purchasing power (both of hardware and

Both in Australia and at the other side of the globe, I think local
providers can only hope to become contracted (or bought) by one of the
previously named giants wanting to have a local presence, or establish
yourself a nice market niche to serve some need that the big players missed
or do not care about.

I think the move to "cloud computing" is bad for the consumer, I call it
"the fine art of separating people from their software". :-)

Just my $0.02
"The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers."
Richard Hamming - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamming_code

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