Good news! Some sort of certainty in respect to Microsoft Azure cloud storage/cloud computing platform. This would certainly be something that other prospective cloud computing companies have been looking out for. It’s got it’s business model now and the official public GA date. More details in this TechCrunch post.

This is good news and pricing seems reasonable but… there’s little questionable piece in this pricing model: how it depends on computing capacity? To read more about this issue as well as the comparisson of Azure vs Amazon WS – go to Burton Group Blog.

Another interesting idea: Azure and AWS will not fit every business need and specifically some businesses will be inevitably aiming at running their private cloud storage services and doing everything in-house. You can read more about that inthis Virtualization Journal article.
Alex Yakima
Paul is a software architect for Luminis Technologies and the author of “Building Modular Cloud Apps With OSGi”. He believes that modularity and the cloud are the two main challenges we have to deal with to bring technology to the next level, and is working on making this possible for mainstream software development. Today he is working on educational software focussed on personalised learning for high school students in the Netherlands. Paul is an active contributor on open source projects such as Amdatu, Apache ACE and Bndtools.