iCloud - Is it going to hurt access providers?

Jeff Wheeler jsw at inconcepts.biz
Mon Sep 5 00:35:32 UTC 2011

On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 4:45 PM, Wayne E Bouchard <web at typo.org> wrote:
> Okay, so to state the obvious for those who missed the point...
> The congestion will either be directly in front of user because
> they're flooding their uplink or towards the destination (beit a
> single central network or a set of storage clusters housed at, say, 6
> different locations off 3 different providers.) It is very hard, in my

If scaling up Internet bandwidth were the hardest thing about
deploying SaaS / "cloud" services, don't you think transit vendors
would suddenly be more profitable than EMC and friends?  It should be
obvious to you, and everyone else, that datacenter Internet
connectivity is a trivial concern compared to everything else that
goes into these platforms.

Jeff S Wheeler <jsw at inconcepts.biz>
Sr Network Operator  /  Innovative Network Concepts

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