Open for U.S. beta testers only
The beta thing, but moreso the ``U.S. only'' attitude for a global company, is increasingly putting me off. If I don't buy into what they do, I can safely ignore it. Still. So that's what I do.
Google has provided limited access to an online storage service built atop its famously distributed online infrastructure. Known as Google Storage for Developers, the service was unveiled last night with a blog as the company hosts its annual developer conference in San Francisco, California. Using a Representational State …
Since Amazon's offering a same-price service that's already available, and backed by a tried and tested public infrastructure, Google's offering is only really of interest to "virgin" cloud customers, and those looking for a second source/alternative backup. And US-based ones at that, since Google isn't prepared to let the world have a go, at least for now.
They're going to have to do a lot more than that to have a chance of tipping Amazon's scales.
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