January 4, 2018

The Amazon Flywheel, Prime, and “The Greatest Showman”

Most discussions of Amazon’s business end up referencing the Flywheel, as shown below:     It depicts the self-reinforcing nature of Amazon’s business — great customer […]
November 3, 2017

AMG Q317 Cloud Financials Foretell Disruption

The big three cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, aka AMG) announced their Q3 numbers last week, and, as the saying goes, the box office was […]
October 17, 2017

Edge Computing and the Death of Cloud: Nonsense

You don’t have to look very far to see pronouncements that cloud computing is giving way to the next big thing in computing: the edge. Venture […]
September 27, 2017

What Amazon Prime Day Tells Us About Cloud Computing

Jeff Barr of AWS just published a blog post about Amazon’s July 11 Prime Day and the AWS resources it used during that day. Barr doesn’t […]