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

Daniel J. Givens daniel at rugmonster.org
Tue Jun 29 09:52:50 CDT 2010

And the Rackspace Cloud does both IaaS and PaaS. For both Windows and Linux. Win!


On Jun 29, 2010, at 7:22, Robert Pearson <e2eiod at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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