Like so many other tech startups in recent years, Dropbox ran its online operation atop what is commonly called “the Amazon cloud,” a hugely popular service run by, yes, that Amazon—the world’s largest online retailer
What year was this written in???
Cade Metz is a total ass-clown.
I agree. I meant to comment that I was posting cause this article represents so many things I see developing in pseudo technical journalism.
Whoa, a company whose sole product is looking after many gigs of users' data is building their own server farm, hold the phone!
I don’t think it is that epic. There are many other companies providing their own cloud, or as I like to call it, “Server architecture” or “Distributed server architecture”. Some of these other companies are even mentioned in the article.
Don’t waste your time. There’s no technical info in this article. It also suffers from a lot of terminology confusion. (Dropbox “left the cloud” by building their own “cloud”? Go is old but Rust is new?)