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On-Premises Azure

Since Microsoft announced its Azure cloud platform, folks have wondered what Microsoft will do about private, on-premises clouds. For more than a year, Redmond had no answer. This week there is one, and it is one I didn't expect. I assumed Microsoft would just sell software to let companies craft their own private clouds, which could be a complicated enterprise.

Instead Microsoft is working with OEMs to build appliances that combine servers, networking and storage to ease the creation of these corporate clouds.

Unfortunately no real details or specs were released.

Do cloud appliances make you more interested in cloud computing? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 14, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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