Until recently there where very few Microsoft's own products and services running on the Windows Azure operating system with only bits of Live Mesh and the Holm energy-tracking app Azure hosted service. And several pieces of the Microsoft HealthVault program were developed for the Azure OS, but what about but what about the other business productivity hosted enterprise apps like Hotmail and CRM Online?
Windows Azure is moving closer to becoming a much bigger player with the software giant
The open source cloud computing project OpenStack has come a long way since NASA and Rackspace launched it in 2010. Backed by leading technology infrastructure providers including Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, and VMware, OpenStack underpins significant workloads at an increasingly diverse set of organizations, including BWM, CERN, Comcast, eBay, and Wal-Mart. For CIOs engaged in broader programs to win, serve, and retain customers -- and refocus business technology (BT) spend -- a planned and pragmatic …
Essential Insights for Successful Cloud Migration and Management
Whether you're planning your cloud migration strategy or already in the cloud, making accurate cloud decisions requires a deep analytical approach. This paper discusses the main objectives to achieve, top questions to ask, and the analytics you need at each stage of your cloud journey. You'll learn:
How to identify which cloud provider will provide the best cost and performance benefits for your organization
How to determine which applications …