Posted By Rich Miller On October 10, 2008 @ 1:25 pm In Cloud Computing | 5 Comments
This week’s belt-tightening  among venture-backed startups is likely to kick off an important phase in the evolution of utility computing and cloud hosting. It’s too early to know all the answers, but here are some of the key questions:
Here’s one prediction that seems pretty safe: Amazon’s infrastructure-on-demand business is positioned to reap some of the biggest gains if a slowing economy drives increased adoption of cloud computing. It’s the name brand in utility computing, financially secure, successfuly navigated the dot-com crash, has been fine-tuning its services for business customers, and may benefit from concerns about vendor lock-in with cloud offerings from Microsoft and Google.
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 belt-tightening: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/10/10/venture-backed-companies-hunker-down/
 InfoWorld: http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/10/01/40NF-cloud-adoption_1.html
 Tarry Singh: http://tarrysingh.blogspot.com/2008/10/credit-crisis-global-economy-cloud.html
 Fred Wilson: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2008/10/capital-efficie.html
 Hyperic: http://www.hyperic.com/blog/hyperic/2008/10/07/cloud-computing-the-economy/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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