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Windows Azure Upgrades Bolster Microsoft Cloud Push
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Andrew Binstock
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Andrew Binstock,
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8/15/2013 | 6:11:33 AM
re: Windows Azure Upgrades Bolster Microsoft Cloud Push
Microsoft Azure is quietly becoming a real force in cloud computing. I hear far more about them from companies than I do about Google App Engine, despite GAE's years-long head start.
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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8/15/2013 | 12:20:45 AM
re: Windows Azure Upgrades Bolster Microsoft Cloud Push
Microsoft's interest in better support for Java on Azure by the end of the year shows the broadening influence of cloud computing on one of the world's most stalwart, proprietary companies. Not too long ago, the only non-Microsoft language supported on Azure was PHP. To compete with Amazon Web Services, VMware Cloud Foundry, and Red Hat's Open Shift, Microsoft must and is broadening what it's willing to support.
Laurianne
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8/14/2013 | 9:14:35 PM
re: Windows Azure Upgrades Bolster Microsoft Cloud Push
Licensing complexities are a backlash waiting to happen here. Remember the "vtax" episode for VMware? Users do.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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8/13/2013 | 9:08:50 PM
re: Windows Azure Upgrades Bolster Microsoft Cloud Push
I wonder to what degree AlwaysOn answers the strengths of open-source databases such as Cassandra and Riak and similar cloud-based options such as Amazon DynamoDB? Practitioner and expert comments welcome.


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