At Neuralytix, we have been debating whether or not online storage vendors actually make money. So far, the mass consensus is NO; and that they will never get to a point where that part of that business won’t simply be a loss leader for other services.
But what about dedicated cloud service providers? How many of them are actually running a profit (or even cash flow positive)? A recent article on The Street reminded us that Apple and Dropbox are moving away from AWS – Dropbox in particular, is moving their data on-premise (a surprising move, given the current thinking).
We are interested in your thoughts. Please comment. Do you know/think your cloud storage provider or Storage as a Service (StaaS) provider is making money? Are you thinking about pulling back or pulling out of StaaS?