[FoRK] Sismon on AKAM and GOOG's cpu cluster models

Lucas Gonze lgonze at panix.com
Mon Apr 26 15:02:19 PDT 2004


On Monday, Apr 26, 2004, at 17:55 America/New_York, Justin Mason wrote:

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> Rohit Khare writes:
>> Leave it to Simson to figure out a new lede on an undercovered
>> "comparable"... --RK
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> I'm not sure I agree with him on this one -- IMO, *Google* is
> the open one.   I've pretty much never even seen a developer
> API from Akamai, whereas Google has several.   Google may keep
> some secrets secret, but they keep the rest more open than
> any of their competitors (or "could-be competitors").

Agreed.  I was a little shocked when they published the paper on the 
Google File System, because it's clearly a proprietary advantage.



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