3 Big Cloud Computing Companies

Posted: April 27, 2011 in Cloud Hosting
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What I’m calling cloud computing companies might be a bit misleading. I am not necessarily talking about companies that provide cloud computing services, although two of these companies do provide cloud services. These three companies, however, are three of the largest companies currently operating in the cloud.

The companies are Google, Amazon, and Facebook. They are the three largest web-based companies. And they all operate in the cloud, though in completely different ways.

Note that all three of these companies own their own datacenters. Google has several datacenters worldwide. Because it’s core business is indexing the Web, Google has managed to provide free cloud services in order to attract new traffic and to capitalize on the traffic it is already receiving. Google has perhaps been the most creative in the ways that it incorporates cloud computing into its business model.

Amazon got an early start on e-commerce by building a huge department store brand online. That required the use of extensive computing assets. In the last few years, the company has taken its computing assets and offered them in the way of services to others in the cloud computing services industry.

Facebook has gone in a different direction. It uses its own datacenter as a computing asset to allow the benefits of cloud computing to affect its level of service on its core product – social media.

As you can see, there are different ways to make use of the cloud. All of them are viable, and valuable. How are you going to make cloud computing work for you?


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