Many companies use Amazon EC2 for their infrastructure needs, but how exactly do they use it? Here's a very informative post about how companies use the cloud (graphs included).
"Until recently, Guy Rosen on Jack of all Clouds published every month his “State of the Cloud” that tracked the adoption of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS) over time. For that purpose, he checked for the 500.000 top ranked web-sites if they were actually run by one of the big cloud infrastructure providers like Amazon EC2, Rackspace, GoGrid, etc. He got the web-sites from Quantcast and matched their IP address with the IP address ranges of the providers, which are publicly available. While the State of the Cloud gives very interesting quantitative information about the adoption, it doesn’t say anything about how cloud infrastructures are used and by whom. It lacks any form of qualitative information.
However, help is there: Techcrunch provides a database (the “Crunchbase“) containing almost 50.000 tech-companies with detailed information about the date of company creation, amount of funding, number of employees, and even a classification by a product domain tag – and their web-site URL, of course. What about combining this data with the adoption of cloud infrastructure (IaaS) usage? In this post, we concentrate only on Amazon EC2 companies." >>Read more
Source: Elastic Security