The cloud rush is on, and it’s no longer a one or two team race to the finish line to see who can claim the number one spot. The traditional “big boys” have some new players to contend with, ones with deep pockets, strong, trusted brands, and massive embedded customer bases.
It is only the beginning of the week and we have already seen two major telcos emerge from the ether to snatch up cloud computing and datacenter companies Terremark and NaviSite. This will be a trend that will continue as these companies realize the true potential of solid infrastructure and the systems to support clouds…
One new benchmarking effort to compare the clouds examined the PaaS and IaaS distinctions on key factors across application types. The results, while not surprising in total, do provide a unique view into how intended workloads should drive decisions between the two cloud types.