Linked by Adam S on Mon 27th Oct 2008 17:29 UTC
Windows Microsoft today announced Windows Azure, a cloud services platform. According to the website, "Windows Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting, and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft data centers."
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 27th Oct 2008 19:13 UTC
Kroc
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2005-11-10

Wow. Marklark, marklark, marklark.

Okay, let's take out words that have no meaning.

"Windows Azure is an operating system that serves development, hosting, and management for Azure. Windows Azure provides developers storage to host and manage web applications on Microsoft data centers."

Ah, so it's another flavour of Windows Server, to do what you're already doing, but now with extra ticks in the product matrix, and a place to shift new technologies so that people have to upgrade from their already fine Windows Server Vanilla.


(That's just a satirical drive, whilst I wait for the site to load. I truly cannot discern anything useful from that marketing drivel. That's the kind of crap you read to managers and they nod and understand it all, somehow. I think they hear the sound of money, or something.)

Edited 2008-10-27 19:13 UTC

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Accident on Mon 27th Oct 2008 21:19 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Accident Member since:
2005-07-29

Naaaa......... just a new version of Windows Commerce Server imho. Took Commerce Server and put some 24's on them. Well it could be. LOL

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by google_ninja on Mon 27th Oct 2008 21:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

That wouldn't be a bad thing. Commerce Server was a great idea with some major issues in terms of the way it was executed, and is now in "we-only-support-it-cause-we-have-to" mode so there is no real chance of it getting better.

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