On December 17, 2008, I wrote a post titled “Hosted services with a vengeance“.
In that post, I argued that hosted services are not trying to fool us by changing their name to Cloud Services, but they provide new options and real value.
I guess I was right.
I just read the 6-page paper monsoon-presto08.pdf titled “Towards a Next Generation Data Center Architecture: Scalability and Commoditization”, which I downloaded from http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/dmaltz/papers/monsoon-presto08.pdf
The paper is about how Microsoft (as a cloud provider) is building its cloud services data center network.
I was really impressed.
These guys are redefining the whole networking paradigm.