Google Copies Amazon

Google has copied Amazon and wheeled out an EC2 Infrastructure-as-a-Service imitator at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco Thursday proving the scuttlebutt on the money.
It’s called Compute Engine and Google will rent out the spare stripped-down servers (Linux virtual machines) in its data centers to run third-party apps, putting its skills and gargantuan scale up for sale.
It claims it’s “50% more power per dollar” than Amazon, which recently trimmed its prices.
Google already has the platform-as-a-service App Engine and the S3-like Google Cloud Storage but the money is in IaaS. It’s said Amazon Web Services may do $2 billion this year.

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