Lydia Leong

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News round-up

by Lydia Leong  |  January 9, 2009  |  Comments Off

A handful of quick news-ish takes: Amazon has released the beta of its EC2 management console. This brings point-and-click friendliness to Amazon’s cloud infrastructure service. A quick glance through the interface makes it clear that effort was made to make it easy to use, beginning with big colorful buttons. My expectation is that a lot [...]

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Google builds a CDN for its own content

by Lydia Leong  |  December 15, 2008  |  Comments Off

An article in the Wall Street Journal today describes Google’s OpenEdge initiative (along with a lot of spin around net neutrality, resulting in a Google reply on its public policy blog). Basically, Google is trying to convince broadband providers to let it place caches within their networks — effectively, pursuing the same architecture that a [...]

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There’s no free lunch on the Internet

by Lydia Leong  |  December 5, 2008  |  Comments Off

There’s no free lunch on the Internet. That’s the title of a research note that I wrote over a year ago, to explain the peering ecosystem to clients who wanted to understand how the money flows. What we’ve got today is the result of a free market. Precursor’s Scott Cleland thinks that’s unfair — he [...]

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