Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Growth slows in cloud business

Has the cloud hype died down? Seagate reportedly misses analyst's estimates as growth slowed in it's cloud storage business. With the exception of Galaxy or Basespace, it's hard to get researchers to buy into the cloud analysis paradigm even though their sporadic usage pattern would fit nicely for the economics of cloud usage. Maybe the cost of storage space / moving files into the cloud is the biggest hurdle.  My two cents.

1 comment:

  1. Did you see Baylor's example? http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/15/30
    Over 14,000 genomes and exomes - average of 5 mins per exome to load and spun up to 20,000 cores peak for CHARGE consortium work, rather than blocking the internal 3000+ cores for half a year, and didn't have to pay to house, run and maintain extra IT hardware. Also means 300 consortium members access one stored copy of results rather than multiple local copies - seems cost-efficient if you compare to dozens of local storage devices and shipping costs versus one web-accessible central repository


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