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Fail fast to keep up: Microsoft

Adam Bender | Sept. 5, 2013
Rapid release cycles reflect need to be responsive, Microsoft officials tell TechEd.

Competitor VMware has focused on private cloud, only recently talking about hybrid cloud, said Jeff Woolsey, principal group program manager for Windows Server virtualization. "They're years behind us, literally years. That is not an exaggeration in any way, shape or form."

At the same time, Salesforce.com is only doing software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Amazon is just doing virtual machines in the cloud, Woolsey said. "Well, we disagree with all of them. We think cloud is everything."

Private cloud provides more control, while public cloud gives the ability to scale, he said.

The conversation about cloud should not be about whether to do private or public cloud, said Microsoft Hyper-V program manager Ben Armstrong. "That's not the world we're in, anymore. No, the world we're in is, you do both. Do both and do the one that makes sense for the specific problem."

Adam Bender travelled to Microsoft TechEd as a guest of Microsoft.

 

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