Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> (Amazon's Open Source Strategy)
> LIVE BLOG: MIT Emerging Tech (Morning)
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>| In short, Amazon.com has launched several services
>| that allow small companies to leverage the powerful
>| tools of a big company such as Amazon.com. For instance,
>| Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), creates a virtual
>| Web-based Linux server that a small company can rent
>| at 10 cents per CPU hour... Bezos also described a
>| fulfillment center service that the company offers,
>| wherein a company can request both warehouse space
>| and order fulfillment services for their own products.
>| Amazon is literally offering distribution to their
>| It is, in short, open source business strategy.
They are doing very well, they're also doing significant damage to
high-street retailers into the bargain. Amazon, e-bay, yahoo and google
are the most interesting of the net-based companies at the moment, I
Once everyone's got some kind of PDA, smartphone, games console or other
computing device, the convergence area will be on the net.
> Also see:
> Open Source Communications and SIP Come to Amazon.com
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>| If you have any doubt about the future of open
>| source communications, consider it shattered:
>| Amazon.com will soon be deploying 5,000 phones
>| connected to the Pingtel ECS platform running on Linux.
>| The question is why would Amazon switch out their
>| existing PBX, and the answer is that the leading
>| e-commerce site already runs about 20,000 Red Hat
>| Linux servers---so they are what you might call
>| "comfortable" with Linux to begin with. This
>| install will add three more Linux servers to the mix.
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
Someone who knowns 101 ways to make love, but can't get a date.