Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Mailbag: Taking Azure Down a Notch

Microsoft may be busy talking up Azure, but Kevin thinks it's not all that revolutionary:

Isn't Azure nothing more than the remaking of the mainframe? Think about this: Why do we even need virtualization? Shouldn't you be able to run multiple apps on the same box under one OS? The OS doesn't protect apps from each other, or them from wrecking it. Remember, IBM's Z/OS allowed hundreds, if not thousands, of apps.

And I'm not even pointing strictly at Windows, as Unix and Linux also seem to need virtualization. Virtualization has its place, but not for 80 percent of the servers in a site!
-Kevin

Tell us what you think! Leave a comment below or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on November 13, 2008 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • 2022 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss.

  • Datto Goes Private as Its Acquisition by Kaseya Is Finalized

    Kaseya's $6.2 billion acquisition of Datto, in the works for two years, is now complete, taking Datto from a publicly traded company to a private one.

  • Nebula

    Microsoft Expands on AI Face Standardization Rules and Guidelines

    Microsoft on Tuesday announced Version 2 of Microsoft's "Responsible AI Standard" document, which includes a disclosed a use-case approval process for its Azure Face API, Computer Vision, and Video Indexer customers, was released this week.

  • Road with Ocean Image

    Metaverse Standards Forum Created in the Spirit of Cooperation

    More than 30 tech organizations have come together to form the Metaverse Standards Forum, which will work towards standardizing requirements for future metaverse tech.