Introducing the Azure Services Platform
Friday, October 31, 2008
Big news this week: Microsoft at last announced its broad cloud platform. I've written a Microsoft-sponsored white paper that provides an overview of this new technology, available here
All three of the obvious cloud platform providers--Amazon, Google, and Microsoft--now offer something that lets customers run their apps in the cloud. All three are different, however, and they differ in interesting ways. As always in a new technology area, nobody really knows what the best approach will be, and so a hundred schools of thought are blooming.
It's a great time in our industry: A new kind of platform is coming into being.