Microsoft & Cloud Computing

12 07 2010

Microsoft just announced at their developer conference today that they will license the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform for the first time to service providers.  This includes:

  • Windows Azure
  • Microsoft SQL Azure
  • Microsoft-specified hardware

The announcement included partnership announcements with Dell, Fujitsu and HP in support of the Azure announcements.

Some interesting projections from IDC jumped out of this announcement:

  • Cloud computing will drive 19% of the growth in software spending 2013-2014
  • Cloud growth will be 26% annually – 5X the industry growth rate for software

Note that there are other components in the Microsoft Azure platform.  Just a guess, but it seems reasonable to expect that at least some of these components may also become available to platform partners over time.

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