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Why Azure is different

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I was in the US three weeks ago when Microsoft announced Windows Azure. I imagined that it was creating a storm of emails and messages amongst my colleagues but when I got back I found… well, not a single email about it.

I’m surprised at the level of apparent apathy. The reason that I’m convinced that this is significant announcement is the fact that unlike comparable announcements in the past, Microsoft is providing the hardware platform to support Azure. The BBC got a peek at the new data centre in California that Microsoft has built to host Azure services. According to the BBC report, the centre contains 330,000 servers.

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Written by Sea Monkey

November 16, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Posted in Deployment

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