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Author Topic: Why Microsoft Wants to Be Amazon — And Amazon Wants to Be Microsoft  (Read 740 times)


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“We going right into the heart of Amazon’s mainline business,” says Bill Hilf, the general manager of Microsoft’s cloud operation.

Microsoft has long offered its own cloud services, but these were a little different than what Amazon offered the world — they didn’t give you as much freedom to run whatever software you wanted to — and now, with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, it’s providing that freedom.