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:
Werner Vogels, CTO Amazon: Expanding the Cloud: Microsoft Windows Server on Amazon EC2
Dare Obasanjo: Windows Server on Amazon EC2?
Nick Carr: Here comes the “Windows Cloud”
Dave Winer: Thanks to Werner and Ray
Bob Warfield: Another Big Step for Amazon: Windows
- Vinnie Mirchandani: I can see Clouds from my Windows
John Osborn, O´Reilly: Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server Coming to EC2 this Fall
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.