Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Nov 2015 00:06 UTC
Red Hat

The partnership we are announcing today with Red Hat extends our commitment to offer unmatched choice and flexibility in an enterprise-grade cloud experience across the hybrid cloud. With more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft’s cloud, for us to team with the leader in enterprise Linux allows even more businesses to move to the cloud on their terms. By working with Red Hat, we will address common enterprise, ISV and developer needs for building, deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across private and public clouds, including the following.

Only fourteen short years ago:

Linux is not in the public domain. Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.

What a time to be alive.

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RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender
by Deviate_X on Thu 5th Nov 2015 07:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Soulbender"
Deviate_X
Member since:
2005-07-11

"[q]With more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft’s cloud


Thanks, I needed a good laugh.
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That doesn't mean they're using it for anything serious. Most of those cases are probably "some pointy-haired boss pulled rank and got their dinky little pet project hosted on Microsoft's cloud".

Hell, I'm surprised so many companies (eg. NetFlix) depend on the uptime of Amazon's cloud as it is. [/q]
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I guess something's happening in your blind spot, because Microsoft stock price is trending up on the back of its cloud efforts, pet projects they may be or not...

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RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender
by Lennie on Thu 5th Nov 2015 07:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Do you really think stock prices in anyway when talking about these things ?

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The1stImmortal Member since:
2005-10-20

That doesn't mean they're using it for anything serious. Most of those cases are probably "some pointy-haired boss pulled rank and got their dinky little pet project hosted on Microsoft's cloud".

Hell, I'm surprised so many companies (eg. NetFlix) depend on the uptime of Amazon's cloud as it is.


The number of test setups that get summarily promoted to production as-is is terrifying but real.

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RE[4]: Comment by Soulbender
by ssokolow on Thu 5th Nov 2015 14:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

"That doesn't mean they're using it for anything serious. Most of those cases are probably "some pointy-haired boss pulled rank and got their dinky little pet project hosted on Microsoft's cloud".

Hell, I'm surprised so many companies (eg. NetFlix) depend on the uptime of Amazon's cloud as it is.


The number of test setups that get summarily promoted to production as-is is terrifying but real.
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Point.

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RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender
by james_gnz on Sat 7th Nov 2015 11:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender"
james_gnz Member since:
2006-02-16

I guess something's happening in your blind spot, because Microsoft stock price is trending up on the back of its cloud efforts, pet projects they may be or not...

Yes, I think "the cloud" is becoming more important than the desktop. It used to be that all data was stored and manipulated on your computer, and you needed the OS that ran the programs to access the data. Controlling the desktop was key. Now devices are increasingly always connected to the Internet, data is being shifted to "the cloud", and the desktop is becoming a thin client. Controlling "the cloud" is becoming the key.

It's not that Microsoft is admitting defeat, it's that the game is changing.

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