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IBM Goes After Azure

IBM and Microsoft haven't stopped competing and complaining since the famous split over OS/2 versus Windows. Afterwards, IBM bought Redmond's sworn enemy Lotus and has been a thorn in Exchange's side ever since.

Lately IBM has been pushing its cloud technologies and services against Azure. IBM Cloud (now there's a simple, straightforward name!) right now is aimed at developers. But the ultimate plan is to have a public cloud with an array of application services such as WebSphere and DB2.

Whom do you trust more in the cloud? IBM, Microsoft, Google or Amazon? Shoot your answers over the ether to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on March 22, 2010 at 11:53 AM

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Thu, Mar 25, 2010 BWJ Texas

Well, let's se.... with IBM cloud services will be very very expensive and once you go with them, there's no turning back. With Microsoft, it will be available from just about every MS application, but you'll likely lose data at some point because of a SQL or SAN problem... With Google it'll be free, but wait, not really, and your availability will be in question. With Amazon..... hmmmm, it'll still be expensive, but probably have better availability than the rest. So my choice would be... none of them. There's no way that I'd put my name on a recommendation for cloud services. Talking about waiting 'til SP1 on MS products, I think I'll wait through several iterations of cloud services until I recommend it for any company.

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