Today in Cloud

Facebook’s latest $5oo million has received a lot of attention, but, not surprisingly, I’m most interested in what it means for the company’s web infrastructure. Rich Miller at Data Center Knowledge posits that some of the money should go toward building new data centers, and that’s a tough stance to argue with — especially if Facebook really is going public. As we’ve seen with both Amazon and Google, analysts and shareholders get all up in arms when web companies splurge on infrastructure. Despite the fact that their infrastructures are what make their services possible, these people just hate to see quarterly earnings dip, even though it’s likely just a short-term loss. If big capital expenditures are necessary, now might be the best time to do them.