Monday, June 14, 2021

Netflix nixes data centre for cloud

Industry analysts have been saying for the past two years that there isn’t much that can’t run in the cloud. A decision by Netflix to drop its data centre and use a service provider for corporate services– outlined here by ComputerWorld U.S. — would seem to be more proof of that.
 
 
 
When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Netflix already uses Amazon for its video streaming service. Adding corporate services is a small step from that (although, as the article points out, it has over 1,000 virtual servers). To turn to the cloud Netflix will sign up for software-as-a-service platforms like Workday.
 
However, also have a look at this article in Monday’s Globe and Mail, which points out Netflix is in a bit of a financial crunch at the moment, having to put up money up front for content. And, somewhat ironically, it may turn out that Amazon will become its biggest competitor.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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