Where to get cloud computing is a problem many have. There are so many choices, from IBM, Dell, HP, to Rackspace and Softlayer. One view on what cloud to buy is to buy from someone who uses their own SW and develops the cloud. Would you buy a Ford car from a company where most of the people drive other cars? Kind of hard to swallow. Which is why many think of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft's Cloud offerings.
GigaOm's Barb Darrow has a post on the AWS vs. Google battle with a bit on Microsoft. Barb starts by acknowledging AWS is #1 and asks who will be #2.
One strategy I totally agree with is when your service gets big enough to look at backing up to another cloud.
Multi-cloud strategies demand a back-up cloud
Barb mentions Microsoft and brings up the challenge of legacy apps. Which could be considered a negative, but for some may be a positive.
Lack of legacy baggage helps GCE
This type of stuff is what will be discussed in more detail at GigaOm Structure.
We will be talking about public and private cloud adoption, gating factors to that adoption, and other hot-button topics at GigaOM Structure in San Francisco in June.
Disclosure: I work freelance for GigaOm Pro, will be a speaker at GigaOm Structure, know Barb Darrow, and enjoy chats with Barb on what is going on in the industry.