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The Real Market Size of Public Cloud Services

March 4th, 2013

This includes core infrastructure, storage and other related infrastructure. Amazon.com by far the leader in this space is estimated to have a revenue between $3.5 and $4B this year. Rackspace made a little over $1B in total revenue of which about $350 mi is estimated to be cloud revenue. There are other similar players like GoGrid, Saavis, Joyent etc. We can estimate this IaaS market to be about $5-6B in size. The long tail in this case is not statistically significant as there are a finite… Read More ›

If You Can't IPO, Telefonica Might Help

February 25th, 2013

On February 12, I interviewed Telefonica Digital’s Director of Investments, Tracy Isacke. As she explained, she is originally from the UK and lived in Italy and Israel before a career in sales at Xerox. Now her job is to “meet, advise, invest in and acquire start-ups from Silicon Valley, Israel, Europe, Latin and South America.” She led the acquisitions of TokBox and Jajah, and investments in Joyent, Boku, Addfleet, and Everything.me. Read More ›

In Battle With Amazon, Google Hardens Its Cloud Services

February 21st, 2013

[Google's] support plans are probably a move to make the services more competitive with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Joyent, and Microsoft Azure. It’s hard to say how well the Google family of cloud products has done in the market, but research conducted by cloud management vendor Zenoss found that Google App Engine was the most popular “platform cloud” among its users. Read More ›

Telefonica and FeedHenry partner up on enterprise mobile app development

February 15th, 2013

Essentially, Telefonica will start selling FeedHenry’s platform to its European enterprise customers with Instant Servers providing the hosting piece. Technologically, the two platforms are fairly well aligned — FeedHenry uses Node.js for integration with its back-end systems, and the Joyent-based Instant Servers platform uses Node.js SmartMachine virtual machines. Predictably, the two companies talk in their statement about “sharing a vision for cloud computing”. Read More ›

Is Amazon yesterday’s cloud?

February 14th, 2013

Every six months or so stories crop up about startup companies leaving Amazon Web Services in whole or in part. Heck, I’ve done a few of those stories myself. These defectors usually cite fear of vendor lock-in as their rationale. And smart competitors — OpenStack players like Rackspace as well as Joyent, SoftLayer et al, do their best to capitalize on this “Amazon-has-gotten-too-big-for-its-britches” meme. Read More ›

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