4 IaaS Industry Consequences of the AWS Earnings Announcement

Kenneth Johnson All Firms, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology

Amazon shares rallied over 14% after the company beat both profit and revenue expectations in its most recent quarterly announcement.  Perhaps most significant revelation was the long-awaited disclosure of AWS financials, which had been lumped into “other” in Amazons prior earnings reports. As an avid follower of news and gossip about AWS I have long heard the skeptics speak of …

Google Turns Up Heat on AWS with Nearline Storage

Kenneth Johnson Uncategorized

Yesterday Google announced its new archival storage product, Nearline.  Nearline is one of three classes of object storage on the Google platform which also include Standard and Durable Reduced Availability (DRA).  Nearline is comparable to AWS Glacier in that it is designed for data that is not frequently accessed and is priced at $.01 per gigabyte per month (same as …