Last week, with their announcement of Elastic Block Store, Amazon has made enterprise class storage in the cloud a reality. According to Dion Hinchcliffe of Ziff Davis,"Elastic Block Store finally makes it practical, cost effective, and relatively easy to put traditional storage and processing of very large amounts of data in the cloud from a credible vendor".
By establishing a businness model for persistent storage in the cloud, is Amazon setting the stage for the demise of the traditional datacenter? What do you think?
Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO, outlines his views on his blog.