Friday, August 06, 2010

Will Amazon Become The King of Web Hosting Too?

We work closely with a number of Hosting company such as Rackspace and The Planet for our clients so this article in the Nytimes caught our eye.  Does this mean the end of traditional hosting. 

Amazon’s web services (AWS) are on track to being a half-a-billion dollar business. They’re home to some of the hottest startups on the planet. Even older startups use their infrastructure. And despite all the false rumors, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly is a customer. Ironically, the company which put the “cloud” in cloud computing has found a fast growth opportunity in a decidedly old fashioned business — web hosting.