Thursday, October 30, 2008

Microsoft taps Dell to build Azure cloud • The Register

Makes sense, in part because HP is now a very close-orbit partner with Oracle

One of the companies that cares about cloud computing, of course, is Dell, which is thrilled to have been picked to be the sole provider of the hardware infrastructure and related data center design services for Microsoft's Azure Services Platform, an alternative to the EC2 cloud computing effort created by Amazon that Microsoft announced this week at its Professional Developer Conference. Azure is a compute and storage cloud for running Windows applications created using Visual Basic and C# and using a modified version of SQL Server for data storage.

Microsoft taps Dell to build Azure cloud • The Register

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