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Amazon set to flex its cloud-computing arm
Marketwatch.com ^ | 3/24/2014 | Rex Crum

Posted on 03/24/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Edited on 03/24/2014 11:35:29 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

But for the average consumer, there is a part of Amazonís AMZN -2.60% business that they may know little, if anything about, yet has the potential to become one of the companyís biggest sources of revenue and profit margins: Amazon Web Services.


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1 posted on 03/24/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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Amazon Web Services
2 posted on 03/24/2014 11:29:28 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

AWS is a geek’s dream platform. I have several micro instances running dinky little Linux servers I use for file servers and a few applications. Along with Glacier, Amazon’s going to make a killing with the micro-transaction crowds. It’s just pennies a month to backup your (encrypted) data to the Amazon cloud.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 11:30:09 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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I’m moving to the “boondocks” in a month and will lose my ability to host my LAMP server from home. I’ll have to look into this.


4 posted on 03/24/2014 11:36:30 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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This is going to turn small business IT world on its head. And kill PC sales to small biz in the process.


5 posted on 03/24/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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Something is going to be needed to get AT the cloud.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 11:39:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I.e. this might take a toll on servers, but desktops?


7 posted on 03/24/2014 11:39:45 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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Wouldn’t that eventually be just a modem/router, monitor, and keyboard.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 11:41:24 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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The concept of window isn’t going to go away anytime soon. And a brisk graphical bandwidth is going to matter.

The replacement for the PC will be the PC.

It might be Linux, running Windowy things via the AmazonNet (as an example).


9 posted on 03/24/2014 11:44:37 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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But won’t the desktop computer with real processing power be unnecessary...just a barebones machine with about as much processing power as your cellphone or ipad.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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Modem/routers would have to possess some of the abilities of small PCs or at least a “streambox” like Apple TV or Roku. Anything capable of running a web browser should be able to reach web-based storage and apps.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 11:51:05 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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Bezos will probably sell a Kindle that can be used as a desktop.;-)


12 posted on 03/24/2014 11:51:55 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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I have a Roku (which I love BTW) and can see something like that providing all I need to connect to the cloud.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 11:53:06 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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Unless oracle, Hp, and Dell can figure out the cloud
the server business thy have will be history.
IBM was smart to sell out to Lenovo when they could.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 11:54:15 AM PDT by jonose
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I know of 3 Fortune 500 companies using Amazon cloud services to host their line of business systems. Seems to work well.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 12:02:02 PM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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Thanks RoosterRedux.


16 posted on 03/24/2014 12:02:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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What do they use to connect to the cloud?


17 posted on 03/24/2014 12:04:36 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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In what respect?


18 posted on 03/24/2014 12:07:40 PM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: 109ACS
I’m moving to the “boondocks” in a month and will lose my ability to host my LAMP server from home. I’ll have to look into this.

I run a quasi-lamp stack (I use Mongo over MySQL and a lightweight web server over Apache), but I chose RackSpace over Amazon. It was my conclusion that if all you want is a virtual Linux-based network, and don't need much in the way of tools and support, RackSpace is preferable since it doesn't ever seem to get in your way. And it is dirt cheap, at least right now.

I have been impressed, and I actually got rid of a fairly decent-sized home network because I just didn't have a need for it anymore. I don't really have anything against Amazon, but RackSpace uses an open standard, so theoretically if I had to migrate from RackSpace, it would be relatively easy. I am somewhat paranoid about getting locked into one provider.
19 posted on 03/24/2014 12:08:27 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: CodeToad

Do they use decktops and modems or have they purchased a replacement for the PC that gives them connectivity without the need for local computing power?


20 posted on 03/24/2014 12:12:39 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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