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Microsoft Seeks Cloud Testers

Interested in cloud computing? Have a few databases you'd love to move out of your datacenter but need proof the cloud will really work? Then a new testing program from Microsoft might be perfect for you.

Project Huron is a "synchronization-enabled cloud data hub" that runs under Azure. The idea is to have the database in the cloud, and have multiple users query and update the data without conflict. While this is old hat with standard databases on a single server, as I understand it, Microsoft is talking about multiple databases synced together via the cloud. That's a bit trickier.

Posted by Doug Barney on May 06, 2009 at 11:53 AM