Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jan 2010 23:52 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard today announced a three-year $250 million partnership to simplify IT environments through a wide range of converged hardware, software, and professional services solutions. This is a broad agreement with many components, building on the 25-year Microsoft-HP partnership, which works toward new models for application delivery, hardware architecture, and IT operations. The goal is to deliver the "next generation computing platform" by leading the adoption of cloud computing.
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RE[2]: Wasted Money
by Mapou on Thu 14th Jan 2010 07:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Wasted Money"
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Most businesses will be using cloud computing to run parallel applications in the future. Why? because that is where computing is going. Why should any business invest millions in a system that is not built from the ground up to support parallel applications in a secure and reliable environment? And why should anybody invest in infrastructure that is bound to be obsolete the minute it becomes operational? That's pure lunacy.

The industry has an unprecedented opportunity to abandon a flawed and incredibly insecure software paradigm and do things right for a change. But I am not holding my breath. It's a sure bet they're going to f*ck it up the best they can, as they've been doing for the last half century.

I say it's time to throw away all that old uncomfortable and flimsy furniture and change to something better. But, by all means, if you can get a piece of that 250 million, do not let me stop you. Just don't say you weren't warned when some unknown startup pops out with a solution that blows everybody out of the water, Microsoft, HP and Intel included. And there shall be much weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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