Friday, May 11, 2012

Google Plays Catch-Up to Amazon in Fight Over Cloud - Businessweek

A PaaS market snapshot
"“Cloud computing is a very large, very attractive market segment,” said Adam Selipsky, vice president of Amazon Web Services in Seattle. “We’ve actually maintained and, in many cases, extended that early lead.”
It’s not hard to see why. The percentage of companies planning to use Amazon Web Services rose to 44 percent last year from 35 percent in 2010, according to a survey by Forrester Research Inc. Google’s App Engine, the business that provides online server computers, was preferred by just 13 percent in 2011, down from 23 percent the previous year.
George Zachary, a partner at Charles River Ventures in Menlo Park, California, estimates that about 90 percent of startups he meets with use Amazon Web Services."
Google Plays Catch-Up to Amazon in Fight Over Cloud - Businessweek
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