Microsoft Allies to Sell Hosted Clouds Running Azure

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 14, 2010

Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Fujitsu have said they plan to implement and sell hosted clouds running Microsoft's cloud computing platform, the recently announced Azure Platform Appliance. As noted in this report on The Register, the Windows Azure Platform Appliance comprises Microsoft's Azure compute fabric and its Azure SQL storage mechanism.

Several service providers plan to offer services using the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.

"Until now, Microsoft has said only it would provide Azure and nobody else would be allowed to host or deliver its cloud.

"That changed under Project Talisker, revealed here, as growing evidence has shown the bulk of money in cloud for tech companies is to be made by letting customers build and run their own, private services.

"Microsoft was pushing Dell, HP, and Fujitsu hard at its annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), where it announced the news, as proof of its full-blooded commitment to platforms in the sky and Azure's credibility."

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