The growth of Vietnam cloud servers hosting (part 1)

March 3, 2017

This section fills in some of the details, asks some deeper questions, looks at current trends of Vietnam cloud servers hosting.

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The figures speak for themselves: in each IT survey, news report, and pundit’s op-ed, cloud computing seems the only show in town. Back in 2008, the Pew Internet project reported that 69 % of all Internet users had “either stored data online or used a web -based software app”. After that, in 2009, Gartner priced the value of cloud computing at $58.6 billion, in 2010 at $68.3 billion, and in 2012 at over $102 billion. In the early of 2013, management consultants McKinsey and Company forecast cloud computing could have a “collective economic impact” of between $10–20 trillion by 2025.

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A matter of definitions

So the numbers keep on creeping up and it is an exciting trend, to be sure. But there is one important word of caution: how you forecast and measure something as vague as cloud servers in Vietnam depends on how you define it: if the definition keeps expanding, maybe that is the only reason why the market keeps expanding too? Way back in the 1990s, no-one described Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail as examples of cloud computing, Geocities was simply a community of amateur webs, eBay and Amazon were just new methods of buying and finding old stuff.

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 In 2010, in its breathless eagerness to do research about cloud computing, the Pew Internet project had rounded up each app and web-based service it thought of and fired it to the sky. WordPress and Twitter were examples of cloud blogging, Gmail and Google Docs were cloud-based, and so too were Yahoo! Mail, buying things from Amazon or eBay, and even RSS feeds. Using “the cloud” as a loose synonym for “the web,” then expressing astonishment that it is growing so fast seems tautologous at best, since we know the Internet has grown simply by virtue of having more connected users and more equipment. What these users prized were things like easy access to services from absolutely anywhere and simple data storing or sharing. This is a circular argument as well: one reason we like cloud servers VPS Vietnam is because we have defined it as a bunch of likeable websites — Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, and all the rest.

(…be continued)