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Suddenly everyone wants to offer a cloud storage service. The latest example is LG, which plans...

Suddenly everyone wants to offer a cloud storage service. The latest example is LG, which plans to launch a beta version of its LG Cloud service (syncs content between PCs, Android phones, and LG TVs) tomorrow. Data center owners and providers of cloud infrastructure services, such as EQIX, RAX, DFT, and AMZN, might be the main beneficiaries of this gold rush. Market leader Dropbox relies on Amazon's S3 storage platform.
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  • D_Virginia
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    As these things reach critical mass, we will very quickly found out how inadequate our bandwidth infrastructure is in the U.S.
    30 Apr 2012, 11:05 AM Reply Like
  • catamount
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    Considering I'm making this comment via my home PC using RDP, I would say your claim is not entirely true.

     

    Also note, you have a verb tense disagreement. Yes, it's pedantic, but everyone is in such a rush to share their deep insights, they can no longer be bothered with proofreading (such a shame).
    30 Apr 2012, 11:54 AM Reply Like
  • D_Virginia
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    > Considering I'm making this comment via my home PC using
    > RDP, I would say your claim is not entirely true.

     

    I'm glad you're enjoying that, but you're obviously missing the point, since you're citing something you're doing today that not many people are doing, and since RDP is actually quite lightweight on bandwidth -- I use it from my tablet over EVDO all the time, and it's pretty snappy.

     

    When you're talking about big data, think of streaming HD video as "only sort of big". Historically, applications for bandwidth have out-paced the availability of bandwidth, especially at the end points.

     

    Bandwidth technologies have kept pace, in theory, but infrastructures haven't.

     

    I don't care how fast or how advanced Amazon's platforms, it doesn't matter if there isn't sufficient speed at the users' end.

     

    Last fall I met a CEO of a medium-sized business based in Bethesda (MD) who was trying to use more cloud-based applications, and he was running into speed problems already.

     

    Even though Bethesda is home to many tech companies, it's an older city and it simply doesn't have enough of the right cable laid to support that many people using that much bandwidth.

     

    Only time will tell. I'm sure America is committed to improving its infrastructure -- LOL. :)
    30 Apr 2012, 12:39 PM Reply Like
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