Lessons learned from Structure 2014

The week in cloud: Structure 2014 was abuzz about the impact of NSA spy-gate on cloud adoption; if there’s enough business to sustain umpteen-different providers; and whether security concerns will strangle the IoT in its infancy.

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels: Cloud and SaaS are going global, fast

Amazon’s cloud services helped jump start a lot of entrepreneurial activity and now its globe trotting, maverick CTO Werner Vogels believes it help global small and medium sized businesses embrace the cloud and SaaS — which in the end is a good news for AWS.

New startup economics: Why Amazon (web services) and Dropbox need each other

The role of Amazon’s web services in revolutionizing the startup ecosystem is well illustrated by the spectacular rise of Dropbox, an online storage service. Their symbiotic relationship shows why Amazon has such a massive lead over rivals in the ever evolving business of cloud computing.

Gearing up for AWS re:Invent

What to expect: Keynotes by Amazon Web Services bigwigs (minus Jeff Bezos); Netflix, NASA; a scrum of partner announcements; and lots of counter programming from cloud rivals.