ESRI med sky på ...
Sitting on the shoulders of giants ... Building up a thunder storm ...
Scott Morehouse gave a high level overview of ESRI’s take on the cloud. Depicted it as the next step in a natural evolution that began in mainframes, minis, workstations, PCs.
Three types of clouds:
Software as a Service (SaaS) (e.g. Salesforce)
Platform aaS (e.g. Azure)
Infrastructure aaS (e.g. Amazon EC2, S3)
While he only said the first two (SaaS and PaaS) were “interesting”, he later mentioned ESRI is actively experimenting with EC2/S3. I wonder if this means ESRI intends to build their own Infrastructure so as to provide a spatially enhanced Platform so upon which 3rd parties can build and sell their own apps? [...]
Read more: http://ambergis.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/esri-uc-cloud-tech-workshop/