cloud computing

Google's manifest destiny

Jack Hughes
Google is the new Microsoft. Microsoft used to announce mediocre products and people went potty for it. Because Microsoft’s manifest destiny was to dominate the desktop market, it was news when they announced something that took them a little further along that path. Now Google elicit exactly the same response for exactly the same reason. If anybody else announced App Engine the obvious limitations of their offering would be leapt upon by commentators and roundly criticised.

Compute upon a cloud

Jack Hughes
Interesting what Amazon is up to…first with cloud storage then cloud computing and now cloud databases. Is the art of data centre management going to be concentrated into a few massive data centres? We currently rent a single Sun box, running Linux oddly enough, in a data centre to run all of our websites and email. One of the down sides with renting a machine is the limited capacity of storage, CPU and bandwidth.