Google (s goog) is hard at work on a cloud computing offering that will compete directly with the popular Amazon EC2 (s amzn) cloud, according to a source familiar with Google's plans. Not to be outdone, other sources have confirmed Microsoft is also building an Infrastructure as a Service platform, and that the Redmond cloud will be ready -- or at least announced -- before Google's.
Scoop: Google, Microsoft both targeting Amazon with new clouds
May 17, 2012 by 1 Comment
This only makes since as Microsoft will be able to leverage the improvements in Hyper-V to provide a stronger back end for their own IaaS Cloud offering. If successful they could potential challenge VMWare (or VMLimited as they call it) in the private/public cloud strategy. The ability to move from a private Hyper-V cloud to a Microsoft hosted instance will be compelling.