Category Archives: Cloud

Windows Azure Platform Appliance and naming issues

From http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/appliance/ I learned that service providers, large enterprises and governments can deploy the Windows Azure Platform Appliance in their own datacenters and that the Windows Azure Platform Appliance consists of Windows Azure, SQL Azure and a Microsoft-specified configuration of … Continue reading

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I say primitivism and you say self-sufficiency

This is the third post (and hopefully the last) of my opinions about the cloud (the other two posts were “Hosted services with a vengeance” and “Redefining the whole networking paradigm”). By now you must be reeeeeeeeeally tired reading from … Continue reading

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Redefining the whole networking paradigm

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 … Continue reading

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Hosted services with a vengeance

Hosted services are an old concept and I thought they were going to be big ten years ago. They didn’t, which left me puzzled. Now hosted services are coming back with a vengeance and a new name: “cloud computing”. They … Continue reading

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