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. The private cloud will have the ability to run in its own data center or with a third-party data center.

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

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  • RE: eBay to build its own private cloud

    not that he said a lot in that short interview
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  • RE: eBay to build its own private cloud

    yES GO AHEAD.
    WE ARE GROUP OF COMPANY INTERESTED.
    REGARDS
    PRAKASH SHAH

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  • RE: eBay to build its own private cloud

    Relentless physical expansion and upgrades to the latest hardware are sexy stories, but I suspect the reason behind establishing a private cloud is to break from open standards compliance.

    Sure, you've gotta keep adding capacity if you're gonna meet the needs of a growing max load, but the real value of a walled garden goes unsaid: the price of liability-level security seems to settle around 20% processor cycle overhead--as soon as you squeeze more efficiencies out of your design, you can be sure new concerns will require those freed resources. If you're trying to flatten the delta between peak demand and median usage, you know where you've gotta look.

    A private cloud on its own can mean reduced exposure, but to keep the cost of due diligence from expanding at the same rate that capacity does requires a proprietary, unfamiliar architecture. The only reason to mention Microsoft that many times is to see if it bothers anybody.
    The Sword