Proposed Google App Engine pricing demonstrates the hidden danger of cloud


In May this year, Google had announced that GAE is almost ready to graduate from Preview status and become an official Google product. Three things have been established. GAE has lost its distinctiveness and becoming a “me too” offering. It is getting out of the CPU based pricing to instance based pricing. The change in … Continue reading

How reliable is the Cloud?


Recently InfoWorld published a list of 10 worst cloud outages which happened in last 3 years. The list included all the big name like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Rackspace etc. The focus of the post is to draw lessons from these failures. However, for an objective assessment, we need to ask the questions: How reliable are … Continue reading

Cloud Computing Trend – Minus the Hype


If you subtract the hype, cloud computing is moving as a tortoise – slow and steady, more slow than steady. Will it win the race? May be; but not next year. The question is where we will be one year down the line. [You need to read this post in conjunction with my earlier post … Continue reading

Cloud On-demand Hosting vs. Dedicated Server Hosting


How does the cost of dedicated hosted server solution compare with on demand hosting? For the purpose of the comparison I have selected Rackspace for dedicated server hosting and Amazon for on-demand cloud hosting. (In an earlier post I had compared the cost of different cloud providers). This is only a direct cost comparison. I … Continue reading

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