The software giant is making generally available its Linux and Windows Server virtual machines, plus its Azure Virtual Network, both of which are key to making Azure competitive with Amazon Web Services.
PaaS got its start as purely hosted offerings. But we're starting to see a lot more discussion about transplanting the approach into the enterprise data center.
It's about time someone defined what we're talking about with these online services. This helpful map gives insight into the major players.
Infochimps announces platform as a service environment for the redhot big data market.
How can competitors in the cloud-computing space challenge Amazon Web Services? And, are any of them ready to do so today?
While many hosting companies claim to have competitive offerings to Amazon Web Services, do they really? Well, it depends on how you look at it...
As the cloud landscape continues to grow, a new report from GigaOm asserts that hybrid clouds may be the most likely use case over the next few years.
If Microsoft and Google are best positioned to take advantage of the integrated cloud for business opportunity (aka "one-stop" cloud), who are challengers most able to take a leadership position?
Red Hat is expanding its open-source roots into the cloud with the acquisition of platform provider Makara.
While many are proclaiming the victory of public cloud security over that of enterprise data centers, their evaluations often miss the elephant in the room: cloud and the law.