* Posts by JasonM80

2 posts • joined 18 Nov 2009

Google and the myth of the open cloud

JasonM80

Differences in Cloud Offerings

Stephen Booth (few posts before this one), has it right when he says "Different companies have different cloud offerings targeting different use cases."

Two of the most important differentiators for cloud computing service providers are their services offered and their architecture. They are big reasons for you to chose one over another. You select a service based on your needs.

With these two differences, application portability can hardly be avoided. If you want to migrate from Google to Amazon, or Amazon to Microsoft (Windows Azure), you'll have some porting work to do. (Note: "porting work" is not the same as "vendor lock-in.") The same happens if you decide to move your application from Windows to Linux.

I mostly agree with "sunny seattle" except his user name is misleading - at least with the rain we've had today :-).

(I am contracted by M80, working with Microsoft to promote Windows Azure)

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Microsoft 'Dallas' muscles Google data crusade

JasonM80

Leveraging Windows Azure's Scalability

Interesting technology. The attempt to harvest massive stores of data and organize it into something useful is a massive challenge for any organization. It looks like Microsoft's "Dallas" group has made some significant headway in that area.

Computational power is one of the major obstacles in data-harvesting, but it makes a great use case for the Windows Azure Platform and its scalability benefits.

Microsoft and Google are clearly in fierce competition within the data service and online computing spaces, and it is exciting to follow the moves.

(I am contracted by M80, working with Microsoft to promote Windows Azure)

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