[SATLUG] IO-InfoOnly-CloudComputing: Windows Azure (PaaS) .vs. Amazon EC2 (IaaS)

Robert Pearson e2eiod at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 07:22:46 CDT 2010


Microsoft Windows Azure and Amazon EC2 on Collision Course
Jon Brodkin, NetworkWorld
Jun 25, 2010 6:35 pm
<http://www.pcworld.com/article/199919/microsoft_windows_acure_and_amazon_ec2_on_collision_course.html>

[Article excerpt]
Whereas {Windows Azure} is a platform-as-a-service cloud, giving
developers the tools they need to build and deploy Web applications,
Amazon EC2 is primarily an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud, offering
on-demand access to customizable virtual machine instances.
{Windows Azure}
<http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/060710-microsoft-azure.html>

{Amazon EC2} creator launches private cloud start-up
Azure simplifies the building of web applications in a way that Amazon
does not, but Amazon's cloud-based virtual machines have the benefit
of working with multiple programming models, O'Brien says, predicting
that over time Microsoft will move more into
infrastructure-as-a-service and Amazon will cross over into
platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
{Amazon EC2}  <http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/022310-amazon-ec2-boosts-memory-windows.html>

[rdpcomment] - articles all written by NetworkWorld. The principal
information source is from Microsoft so be aware of the bias. It does
provide a short, simple "definition by use" of PaaS versus IaaS. An
"Operational Definition"...


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