Google Clouds Amazon's Advantage
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Amazon
The key areas where Google can attack Amazon are performance consistency, boot times and its pricing model. Amazon should be able to fight back on all these fronts because the company has a huge lead - by years - over Google on services breadth and eco-systems, but that doesn't translate into complacency when it comes to protecting its flagship EC2 service.
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Google is clearly garnering a lot of attention from cloud developers and cloud native companies, given the company's size and strong credibility around its cloud services. However, it remains unclear whether Google views Google Compute Engine as anywhere near as critical to Google's success as Amazon views EC2. "They are a search and advertising company first and foremost," Staten said. "Most of this will be kicking the tires to determine if there are clear advantages to GCE. So it's a bit of wait and see at this point."
"Rackspace is a managed services company first and foremost," said Staten. "For Rackspace, they're best off not acknowledging Google at this point and instead continuing to talk hybrid cloud and openness."
Written by Andrea Tse in New York
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