Google is making waves in the blogosphere, having just announced their new AppEngine.
Stacey Higgenbotham at Giga Om wonders whether what this will mean for ElephantDrive. She is writing, as are others, about the implications of the new Google platform for Amazon’s successful AWS suite of services.
We are actually pretty excited. We have build ElephantDrive’s architecture to take advantage of exactly this sort of development. It’s why we were so excited when Amazon launched S3 (frankly, we were surprised that Google wasn’t first to market here). In any event, we think that Google still has a long way to go to get were AWS is now, but it is definitely a big plus for us as we can move seamlessly between storage-as-a-service providers.
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Also, more recently, Brian McConnell says it will be good for everybody