Microsoft has now added the ability to the Azure cloud computing service that really separates it from the other brands of cloud computing solutions. This addition will give Azure users the ability to launch a virtual server running an explicit instance of Windows Server 2008 R2. Developers can now configure the instance any way they want to. This may seem like a minor addition to the old generic Windows-Server-like app execution environment Azure has offered in the past but make no mistake, this is a huge difference.
Or should we say, more like a Hyper-V VM farm that allows you to run regular applications
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 …
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