Cockcroft: I come to use clouds, not to build them

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Adrian Cockcroft from Netflix has written an interesting post on why OpenStack is not currently a viable alternative to AWS .

In the cloud space, OpenStack appears to be the consortium of people who can’t figure out how to compete with AWS on their own. AWS is dominant, growing its feature set and installed capacity very fast. Every month that passes, AWS is refining and extending it’s products to meet real customer needs. Measured by the reserved IP address ranges used by its instances AWS has more than doubled in the last year and now has over 800,000 IP addresses assigned to its regions worldwide.

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