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Cloud is getting Gloomy

Posted by Charles | October 27, 2008 .

When  I said Cloud Gets more Cloudy with YAP I didn’t know what’s coming next. I know now.

Microsoft just announced at PDC the Windows Azure, the Microsoft cloud platform. Here is what Microsoft says:

“Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft® data centers.

To build these applications and services, developers can use their existing Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 expertise. In addition, Windows Azure supports popular standards and protocols including SOAP, REST, and XML. Windows Azure is an open platform that will support both Microsoft and non-Microsoft languages and environments.”

The timing is very interesting to me. Yahoo aside, Amazon just announced the Windows support on its EC2 cloud. With all these players start jamming up this week, now I feel it’s kinda gloomy. One thing for sure though, as I said in previous post, 2009 will be a cloudy year.

The question is, do Flex developers care about the Clouds?

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  1. Robert Yeager  October 27, 2008 6:48 pm

    I just moved both of my services over to Amazon’s EC2 last week. Have been waiting patiently for them to move out of Beta and to add persistent storage. Now with the Elastic Block Service available, Amazon has a solution that supports typical LAMP websites with ease. Hosting an e-mail server is an issue, though, b/c apparently all EC2 Elastic IP addresses get flagged as sources of SPAM.

    Still, Amazon has been performing better than any of my other hosting providers, even with their smallest instance. I am hopeful the cost will be about 50% less than my current provider.

    The benefit of having immediate scalability, both up and down as traffic requires, outweighs any negatives I perceive. Losing 24-hour on-call tech support hasn’t been an issue, since with my current hosting provider all the problems have either been caused by them or by their other customers abusing our shared machine.

    So far I am happy to be in the cloud!

  2. ariel sommeria  October 28, 2008 1:27 am

    Hi,
    I think we care. The way we are looking at it where we work is that everyday lifting will be handled by normal servers, but we will be using the cloud for spikes and for testing. I think the same logic applies as for normal webapps, only the bandwidth needs are greater usually for Flex apps.
    Ariel

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