Amazon and Cloud Computing Amazon has a long history of using a decentralized IT infrastructure. This arrangement enabled our development teams to access compute and storage resources on demand ,and it has increased overall productivity and agility. By 2005, Amazon had spent over a decade and millions of dollars building and managing the large -scale, reliable, and efficient IT infrastructure that powered one of the world’s largest online retail platforms.
Rackspace grew its public cloud revenues 36 percent year over year, to $99 million. That’s steady growth, although hardly the meteoric growth its chief rival Amazon Web Services seems to be experiencing.There’s a vein of Rackspace pessimism running through the world of cloud computing pundits so thick you’re likely to strike it wherever you start mining. Of course, it’s increasingly likely you might also strike some of Rackspace’s growing cloud revenues.
Citrix Systems, Inc. is a cloud computing company. The Company designs, develops and markets technology solutions that enable information technology (IT) services. The Enterprise division and the Online Services division constitute its two segments. Its revenues are derived from sales of Enterprise division products, which include its Desktop Solutions, Datacenter and Cloud Solutions, Cloud-based Data Solutions and related technical services and from its Online Services division’s Web collaboration, remote access and support services.
VMware executives shared the prices that its customers will pay to use its new vCloud Hybrid Service launching later this year, but it’s unclear if customers and partners will be happy with the offering. VMware re-announced its long-awaited vCloud Hybrid Service as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) play for current vSphere customers to use. It will become available in an early access program in June and generally available in the third quarter of the year.