Found a curious article from Wired discussing about an idea to have cheaper infrastructure with physical servers than from IaaS-providers. Approach of the article is curious as it is against current trend where companies are trying to virtualize their infrastructure. Scope of discussion makes it even more curious: “Why Some Startups Say the Cloud Is a Waste of Money”. Continue reading Cloud is waste of money? – Seeing the big picture
An example of this kind of battle during last century was the one between IBM and Microsoft. OS/2 was more stable and advanced (multitasking) compared to Windows versions available at that time. It was taken quite well in corporate environment, but did not really ever take of among wider consumer audience.
I have a bit same feeling when observing current struggle between platforms for smartphones. Being able to figure out what is the appealing thing for consumers may again play crucial role for future of winning platform. Interesting to see if history replays itself and there will be one dominant platform complemented with few special interest group platforms and naturally open source platforms.