American Cloud's Independence-Driven Approach Reshapes Cloud Computing Landscape

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  May 11, 2023

When cloud computing burst onto the scene, it brought with it a promise to revolutionize the way businesses operate. It was even hailed as an unprecedented technology that would level the playing field, granting organizations of all sizes access to state-of-the-art data storage and computing capabilities.

Over the years, the adoption of cloud services skyrocketed, with a staggering 84% of mid-to-large-sized global businesses now implementing multi-cloud strategies, according to Flexera. However, despite this rapid growth, the landscape of major cloud service providers has seen little change.

This resulted in a highly centralized cloud-computing sector, where a handful of tech giants dominate the industry, housing most of the world's business data and resources within their data centers. While this concentration of power offers certain advantages (such as economies of scale and robust infrastructure), it also presents significant challenges for innovation and data security.

The limited number of major players in the cloud computing arena restricts competition and stifles innovation. With a small group of companies controlling much of the market, there is less incentive for groundbreaking advancements or disruptive ideas. This lack of diversity and competition hampers progress, preventing the emergence of new players with fresh perspectives and unique solutions.

Moreover, the consolidation of business data within a select few data farms owned by these tech behemoths creates vulnerabilities. These data centers, often the target of cyberattacks, struggle to fend off sophisticated threats; this leaves valuable and sensitive business data at risk. A breach in one of these centralized facilities could have far-reaching consequences, potentially impacting countless organizations and their stakeholders.

Recognizing the need for change is what influenced Aron Wagner and Dane Nakamura, experienced tech professionals, to launch American Cloud, a web services business designed to revolutionize access to cloud computing services around the globe.

"I think a lot of people realized this was a problem in the tech industry during the pandemic years,” said Nakamura, now American Cloud’s COO. “It wasn't created by everyday people, but it's up to them to take ownership of the problem and fix it. At American Cloud, we work to empower them to do exactly that."

In a market dominated by tech giants, American Cloud stands out as a beacon of independence. Free from the grip of Big Tech, this cloud service provider offers tailored solutions that precisely meet the unique demands of its clients. By maintaining complete control over their servers and data storage facilities, American Cloud showcases remarkable agility, enabling swift responses to market changes without the burdensome bureaucracy and sluggish decision-making processes associated with large corporations.

The distinguishing factor of American Cloud lies in its unwavering commitment to accessibility and technological autonomy. This core value is evident in its pricing structure, which sets it apart from its Big Tech counterparts. Flexibility is the key, as all of American Cloud's cloud computing packages are designed to be affordable, offering significant cost advantages over the industry giants.

"One clear difference is that we're not charging network egress fees,” said Wagner, now American Cloud’s CEO. “It's a fixed cost for us and a fixed cost for our customers, and that means customers don't need to worry about some crazy usage hike on their bill at the month's end.”

As American Cloud spearheads this push in cloud computing, it looks to usher in a new era defined by flexibility, independence and inclusivity. With its fully scalable services, the company paves the way for a future where businesses and individuals alike harness the power of the cloud on their own terms.

Edited by Alex Passett
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