A Short Introduction to Cloud Platforms
Friday, August 15, 2008
Cloud platforms are an important topic. It’s a messy area, though, with lots of diverse services offered in various ways by several different vendors. To perhaps create a bit more clarity, I’ve written a short introduction to cloud platforms
that tries to provide a general framework for thinking about the area.
The paper was sponsored by Microsoft, but it’s not Microsoft-specific. Instead, my goal is to look at the topic in a broad way, positioning offerings from Microsoft and other providers of cloud platform technologies in a non-partisan way. As always, comments are welcome.