Microsoft entering the Amazon Cloud

Little more than a week ago I had a few posts regarding Cloud Computing, also mentioning Oracle that is entering the Amazon Web Services ecosystem.

And it does not stop there: Amazon continues to expand the cloud.

Today I read all over the place the next big announcement: Amazon EC2 running Microsoft Windows Server

Starting later this Fall, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) will offer you the ability to run Microsoft Windows Server or Microsoft SQL Server. Today, you can choose from a variety of Unix-based operating systems, and soon you will be able to configure your instances to run the Windows Server operating system. In addition, you will be able to use SQL Server as another option within Amazon EC2 for running relational databases.

A few clips for the web today:

If Microsoft manages to adjust his license models to reflect new realities in the cloud, it can grab a serious share of the OS/Databases that are running on AWS.

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