Ballmer: Microsoft Has Been in The Cloud Biz 15 Years

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 30, 2010

Amid accusations that Microsoft is lagging in today’s cloud computing space, This ZDNet report says that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer noted that Microsoft has been in the hosted cloud business for 15 years starting with Hotmail, followed by Exchange email server, which has been available online for more than a decade.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer defends the company's cloud computing focus.

"Ballmer points to three Microsoft customers using Microsoft cloud services: NASA, RiskMetrics, and the Kentucky Department of Education. NASA is using Windows Azure 'to enable the public and researchers to interact with hundreds of thousands of images collected during the space agency’s hugely successful Mars Exploration Rover program.'"

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