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Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) first user conference in November 2012 was over-subscribed and sold out. Given that the company offers all the infrastructure you need (and then some) in a public cloud: Linux and Windows instances, databases, storage, elastic load balancers, messaging…. it has become apparent that Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has gained broad appeal. 2012 also saw the arrival of the Google Compute Cloud, a similar offering from Microsoft, and the launch of HP’s public cloud – based on OpenStack – now offer customers several options to add to the existing Terremark, Joyent, Rackspace, DELL and others for Infrastructure as a Service choices. Sing the song of lower costs and commoditized services, and consumers have several choices. The private cloud appears to be a close fight between VMware vCloud and Microsoft Private Cloud for customers seeking commercial offerings while OpenStack becomes a formidable player over CloudStack and Eucalyptus in the open-source offerings. Clearly enterprise use of IaaS has arrived.
So what does 2013 hold for IaaS?