Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cloud computing puts CPU horsepower in anyone's hands

In a decade, the infrastructure to build awesome new services has become widely affordable. Amazon’s efforts are just the start of a global competition among many -- Google and Apple have major cloud initiatives, and there are hundreds of platform or software-as-service offerings.

Daniel Gross, Cue’s 20-year-old co-founder, concedes that “I don’t even know what the ballpark number for a server is — for me, it would be like knowing what the price of a sword is.”

Cloud computing -- such as Amazon's offering -- is now powering all kinds of new businesses around the globe, quickly and with less capital.

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