Amazon Web Services from the view of a customer

One of the hottest trends this year was the move to cloud services. Especially Amazon’s S3 Web services.

Now the big guns have all started aiming at Amazon. Rackspace. Google. Microsoft. With more battles expected from Sun Microsystems, Adobe, Oracle, and others.

They all want a piece of this pie, so I asked Syncplicity‘s CEO, Leonard Chung, about why he’s using Amazon’s services and what would get him to switch to the others. Listen along.

I filmed two videos with Leonard. The one embedded here, and this one where he demos his company’s service to me. Really interesting way to sync up all sorts of files with a bunch of online services like Zoho and Google’s Docs and Spreadsheets.

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Comments

  1. Just reading about the “intervention” they think you need from Tech Crunch … man you spend some serious time on Twitter! I can`t help but to wonder if it`s not a waster of my time too …… it really gives nothing back IMHO.

  2. Just reading about the “intervention” they think you need from Tech Crunch … man you spend some serious time on Twitter! I can`t help but to wonder if it`s not a waster of my time too …… it really gives nothing back IMHO.

  3. I’ve been keeping a close eye on cloud computing since it’s a powerful means to enable new technologies and scale your investment with your business growth.

    I’m not sure price point is so important with this technology – I’m willing to pay more for a managed cloud computing service knowing that a) I don’t have to invest in the hardware up front and b) the peace of mind of knowing that I can scale vertically. VMware’s capability of letting us add additional datacenters virtually in other geographies is both cost effective and will provide us with the replication we need as well.

    One of the companies I’ve worked with locally is holding “Cloudcamp” here in Indianapolis. Robert – would love to meet you there and introduce you to the hosts, Bluelock. I think you’ll find that they’re way ahead of this curve!

  4. I’ve been keeping a close eye on cloud computing since it’s a powerful means to enable new technologies and scale your investment with your business growth.

    I’m not sure price point is so important with this technology – I’m willing to pay more for a managed cloud computing service knowing that a) I don’t have to invest in the hardware up front and b) the peace of mind of knowing that I can scale vertically. VMware’s capability of letting us add additional datacenters virtually in other geographies is both cost effective and will provide us with the replication we need as well.

    One of the companies I’ve worked with locally is holding “Cloudcamp” here in Indianapolis. Robert – would love to meet you there and introduce you to the hosts, Bluelock. I think you’ll find that they’re way ahead of this curve!