eBay to build its own private cloud

eBay to build its own private cloud

Summary: At the RSA 2011 conference here in San Francisco, technology futurist Paul Saffo talks to eBay's chief security information officer about how the company's intent on building an eBay version in the cloud to handle its growth.

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At the RSA 2011 conference here in San Francisco, technology futurist Paul Saffo talks to eBay's chief security information officer about how the company's intent on building an eBay version in the cloud to handle its growth. The private cloud will have the ability to run in its own data center or with a third-party data center.

Topics: Storage, Cloud, Data Centers, E-Commerce, Hardware

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  • ebay to have its own private cloud ??

    well i dont think it will be very beneficial for them to have the private given the fact that to make private cloud and then to maintain them is Herculean task so i think they should go for hybrid cloud instead of private.
    harsh88
    • It sounds like they will be able to use third party data centers for peaks.

      Ebay has the scale to make their own private cloud feasible. They can user third party data centers for peak usage. They just have to make their internal structure compatible with what they can buy on the open market.
      DonnieBoy
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  • RE: eBay to build its own private cloud

    cloud-eBay hosted in the Marlborough region of NZ I bet :-)
    Stuartlynn
  • Using Microsoft Azure Appliance

    No doubt !!!
    hubivedder
    • RE: eBay to build its own private cloud

      @hubivedder Yep, they use MS Azure Appliance. Their iPad eBay portion entirely runs on Azure.
      jinishans