AWS vs Google Cloud: Flexibility vs operational simplicity

September 26, 2015 in Cloud

I wanted to revisit a theory I first wrote about in my 15 April 2015 e-mail newsletter — how the approach of Amazon Web Services is different from Google Cloud Platform — and add that to my theory on how containers are core to Google’s Cloud Platform strategy. The core theory On the surface, AWS and GCP are very similar, […]

The next big front for cloud competition: Location, location, location

July 26, 2014 in Cloud

Originally written for GigaOm. Now that we’re seeing intense competition in the cloud infrastructure market, each of the vendors is looking for as many ways to differentiate itself as possible. Big wallets are required to build the infrastructure and picking the right locations to deploy that capital is becoming an important choice. Cloud vendors can […]