Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 5:43:04 PM
re: AT&T, Cloudscaling Open New Cloud Strategy

AT&T making the move to commodity cloud -- that's a pretty big deal.  Definitely a win for Randy Bias' commodity-cloud philosophy.

AT&T will have to support both clouds for a while, since I'd assume there are enterprise customers that insist on the non-commodity, bells-added type of cloud. But this seems like a pretty strong endorsement of the Amazon way of doing things. Other carriers have to already be considering commodity clouds; I wonder if this would encourage more of them to move in that direction.

CDPlayer 12/5/2012 | 5:43:02 PM
re: AT&T, Cloudscaling Open New Cloud Strategy

I am very keen to see how successful the OpenStack community will be competing with Amazon's in-house innovation.

After all, everybody who's gone with OpenStack will rely in various degrees on the development efforts of the OpenStack development community (and will get exactly the same benefits at the same time when new things gome out), which will mean that it will be challenging to differentiate between these OS-based players.

Amazon, on the other hand, answers to nobody in regards to their development and pushes new products and functions to the market without any heads-up (unlike OS, which is being developed in the plain sight of everybody who cares to look).

I do get "data locality", "value-added services", "network integration" and other pitches around carrier's deployments of OS, but again I would really like to see how this will play out in the long run.

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 5:43:01 PM
re: AT&T, Cloudscaling Open New Cloud Strategy


Actually AWS is the commercialization of what Amazon does for itself.  So, it has a huge review from a big user before it is productized for 3rd parties.



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