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Web developers dream of getting their hands on the collective power of Google’s servers. Google App Engine offers a free corner of the Google universe.

Amazon started converting its excess computational power to cash some time back. Under illustrious-sounding names such as EC2 (Elastic Computing Cloud), S3 (Simple Storage Service), and SimpleDB, the book-and-coffee-machine mail order company has had considerable success leasing virtual machines, disk space, and distributed database services to users.

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