Microsoft: Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing
platform, which provides its users with scalable computing power and storage,
as well as a number of other online services hosted on Microsoft datacentres.
Azure is an open platform that will support both Microsoft and non-Microsoft
languages and environments. To build applications and services on Windows
Azure, developers can use their existing Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008
expertise. Windows Azure is not grid computing, packaged software, or a
standard hosting service. It is an integrated development, service hosting and
management environment maintained at Microsoft datacenters. The environment
includes a robust and efficient core of compute and simple storage
capabilities and support for a rich variety of development tools and protocols.
a service that allows you to deploy code on Microsoft’s servers. This code has
access to local storage resources (blobs, queues, and tables).
is a cloud-located database offering. While it uses T-SQL like SQL Server, it is
not a full SQL Server instance (for example, not all of the SQL Server built-in
stored procedures are available). It can integrate with SQL Server, though.
is a service bus that allows applications within your LAN to communicate with
Azure clouds; it handles things like authentication, security, etc.
is a marketplace for applications and services deployed on Windows Azure.
365 includes the Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications and hosted
versions of Microsoft's Server products (including Exchange Server, SharePoint
Server, and Lync Server), delivered and accessed over the Internet, in effect,
the next version of Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS)
365 integrates can be used with mobile platforms including iPhone and Windows
Phone 7. Also it works with Mac OS X.
VMware sells commercial virtualization software.VMware's desktop software runs
on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while VMware's enterprise software
hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal embedded
hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an
additional underlying operating system
offers vCloud: Run,
secure and manage applications in the private cloud or have them federated
on-demand to partner-hosted public clouds. VCloud
is giving a tough competition to more established Amazon’s AWS.
was recently in the news for partnership with Cisco & EMC, to offer
equipment called Vblocks
and support a new joint venture called Acadia that will help business
customers and service providers build out clouds based on the Vblock gear
The products offered by the company are Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, Cloud
Hosting, Cloud DNS, Cloud Load Balancer, and others. They cater to
the needs of corporate website hosting, rich media website hosting, SAAS
hosting, E-Commerce website hosting, Custom applications hosting, and others.
computing will affect large part of computer industry including Software
companies, Internet service providers. Cloud computing makes it very easy for
companies to provide their products to end-user without worrying about
hardware configurations and other requirements of servers.
Implementing and Developing Cloud Computing Applications by DAVID
Cloud Computing By Michael