Does PaaS Get Rid Of Ops? In the past, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) was the real king of the hill. Clouds were created with cost reduction and rapid deployment in mind. For instance, companies that needed servers no longer needed to worry about red tape or even system administration. All it took was signing up for a new account, and within a few clicks a hardware profile with the OS image needed would be available and ready to use. This kind of setup was perfect, provided that your needs were generic and could match the OS images that the cloud provider gave.
Google I/O Vs. Microsoft Vs. Amazon There’s a lot of buzz about Google I/O, Google’s cloud service platform. The only problem is that it hasn’t been launched yet, and the buzz is all about whether or not Google will announce its launch or, at the very least, introduce the concept during the Annual Developer Conference. There’s been a lot of talk, supposedly from people who work for Google; however, Google itself has not yet released a statement. Back in May, several reports came out about Google’s efforts to develop a cloud computing service that would compete with the biggest cloud
The Dropbox Controversy The two most popular cloud services in the market among mere mortals are Gmail/Google Docs and Dropbox. To many, these have become the Mecca of file sharing. However, questions and doubt always accompany popularity. For the last couple of years, Google has been subjected to a barrage of criticism. Google, as we all know, provides many free cloud services, and this has become both their strongest selling point and also their weakest feature. Many question the sincerity of the free service. Many critics think that no company will give away anything unless they get something in return.