‘Airbnb for cloud’: How the sharing economy will end the mega-hosters’ monopoly
Cloud as a concept has been discussed for years. While it has often been misunderstood, one of the persistent themes has been that cloud is about ‘infrastructure on tap’, like water or electricity.
A public cloud consumer, an enterprise or SME hosting apps in the cloud has a basic expectation that its cloud provider supplies pretty much unlimited infrastructure, without a long term contract. The customer just pays for however much capacity it uses. That goes against the...