Open source & Microsoft’s cloud computing work in harmony

This is another really nice piece on the power of cloud computing. My colleague Mark Drapeau, Director of Social Engagement talks about the massive energy boost this ‘pay as you go’ approach to IT offers anyone moving to the cloud. And he literally means anyone: from the one-man start-up, through to small and medium size businesses, universities and schools, as well as public administration.  

Mark will be launching a new blog using WordPress, running on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform, in a couple of months. We’ll highlight the blog when it’s live as this will be a neat demonstration of how Microsoft’s proprietary cloud platform is open and interoperable with the open source language, PHP.

Azure will ensure that all traffic spikes can be handled without having any spare cycles, which is relevant for business partners as well as for governments.

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