Microsoft's latest bundle of Windows Azure enhancements includes some new virtualization capabilities that ultimately may help blur the IaaS-PaaS distinction.
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Google and Microsoft's cloud revamps look set to dramatically change the competitive marketplace for infrastructure-as-a-service, but people are sceptical of their ability to dethrone Amazon
Microsoft has an "ambition" to make some of Windows Azure's platform-as-a-service components free, after the IT giant announced sweeping changes to the service that ratcheted up its competition with Amazon Web Services.On Tuesday Microsoft's general manager for Windows Azure, Bill Hilf, told ZDNet UK that the company is contemplating making some of Azure's PaaS features free in an attempt to spur developer adoption.
Just how big is the Amazon Web Services cloud, and what kind of hold does it have over the modern developer-led web? ZDNet investigates
The open-source company has expanded into platform-as-a-service with OpenShift, designed to simplify the process of running and mounting applications on top of IT infrastructure
VMware has open-sourced the tools needed to build a platform-as-a-service cloud with the launch of Cloud Foundry, entering a field defined so far by Google App Engine and Windows Azure
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