Over at GigaOm, James Urquhart from enStratus writes that AWS and Salesforce.com are pulling ahead of the pack in IaaS Cloud Computing.
The other successful service market, infrastructure as a service, only has two application classes that are really successful: large-scale web applications and data analysis/processing. The mass migration of legacy transactional applications to IaaS has yet to really take hold, if it ever will. For the most part, the economic advantages for IaaS really still belong to apps that have dynamic natures — either fixed execution timeframes (e.g., data processing) or variable load (e.g., web apps).
Urquhart goes on to say that both AWS and Salesforce are using their established advantage to start attracting more and more of the IT ecosystem in a positive feedback loop that drives more market share back to them. Read the Full Story.