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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

4 responses to “Can Soc-Nets Live On Public Clouds?”

  1. Kent Langley

    What people seem to miss in these discussions time and time again is that the way the application is designed, programmed, and implemented is extremely important at scale. Twitter tried launching on a public cloud and ended up going private co-lo for a variety of reasons. There are a million and one debates about that but suffice it to say that it would be very interesting to see the current twitter code base and architecture running on that same cloud today.

    For example, if someone were to architect a twitter or facebook application properly using all the various tools AWS provides I’m quite sure it could be done well and for a reasonable price.

    Cloud is an operations model, it’s an technology architecture. Like any really sharp new knife it’s quite easy to cut yourself if you aren’t careful and have good technique.

    So, I agree, and as my good friend @billjohnston will tell you, I’ve been advocating the clouds for social networks for as long as anyone has been calling it cloud and longer. It’s a marriage made in internet heaven.

    I didn’t read the original article. I’m not a GigaOM pro subscriber.

  2. Krish

    Thanks Kent. I agree with you completely.

  3. Nati Shalom

    Hi Krishnan
    Thanks for pointing out to my recent blog on that regard. I wanted to point out that since i wrote this post we were actually working on delivering real applications on to the cloud using a new cloud platform that we just launch. I tried to provide a detailed summary in my recent post on how users are using the cloud, what type of applicaitons, what where the challenges they faced with some real customer reference behind it here.

    I believe that all this makes the statements that you maid in your post even more valid today.

    Nati S

  4. Krish

    Thanks Nati. I did read that post of yours and it slipped my mind when I was writing this post. Thanks for linking it here.