i was reading about Logicamp on Maria’s blog and they are offering Amazon cloud hosting like Kitely does
well, let’s make a distinction – they both use the Amazon cloud – saying they offer the same thing is like saying the iliveisl CafePress store offers eCommerce just like Amazon does!
Logicamp’s new hosting option takes energy, passion, tech skills, and money to put in place – things that probably mean the OpenSim space is growing and maturing
OpenSim growth is hard to gauge but Maria does a great job wrangling those metrics (she’ll have a post out in the next day or so for the latest growth). OpenSim growth is also not in the same demographics as Second Life – when i see things like Logicamp’s cloud hosting come online, i tend to think there is some corporate and institutional growth occurring
five years ago, the only option was Second Life for these types of user-created virtual environments. many companies, universities, and international institutions set up a presence in Second Life
today, even with OpenSim being alpha ware, we see that it can be a viable, and economical, alternative
if ever a time was right to explore OpenSim as an economical alternative for non-profits, this is it!
the Mayo Clinic has four sims meaning a tier of $1,180 if their half price discount has now ended. for what we pay for a server that can just as easily be hit from anywhere in the world that an SL server can reach, they could save decent money (over $1000 a month) and they could do outreach to children as well
SL continues to hemorrhage private estates and my 2012 prediction of the loss of 2,500 private sims, unfortunately, looks like it may be surpassed
since january 1st of this year, SL has lost 2,069 private sims
OpenSim will never have explosive growth like SL did in 2005, but its growth is steady and by a varied demographic mix