One response to “When did Amazon abandon Main Street for ‘the Skyscrapers of Cloud Hosting’ ?”

  1. Daniel Lopez

    Another way to look at Amazon is as a platform that others can build on top of. At BitNami (http://bitnami.org/cloud) we leverage the AWS platform to provide a simplified, application centric cloud hosting platform so we are effectively providing what Digital Ocean is looking to build from the ground up. Digital Ocean is delusional if they believe they are going to be able to compete with AWS one on one. This is a scale play and the only ones that are going to be able to effectively compete with AWS are the likes of Microsoft and Google, that have the technical expertise and deep pockets required to do so.