Posted By Rich Miller On October 2, 2008 @ 8:15 am In Cloud Computing,Microsoft | 1 Comment
Suddenly this week the Red Dog/services platform became the “Windows Cloud.” And a thousand links were launched. (Ballmer) said he couldn’t talk Project Red Dog now but Microsoft would reveal it in about six weeks at its next developer conference in Los Angeles. It’s a cloud-computing service that Microsoft will launch for application developers. Presumably, Red Dog is Microsoft’s answer to Google’s App Engine and Amazon’s web services.The Register  quoted Ballmer as saying that the platform remains unnamed but “let’s just call it for the purposes of today ‘Windows Cloud.’” Will the name stick? The combo of “Windows” pedigree and “Cloud” buzz seems to have done just fine so far.
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 buzz in the blogosphere: http://www.techmeme.com/081001/p76#a081001p76
 Red Dog: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/04/09/red-dog-microsofts-developer-cloud-platform/
 Sept. 8: http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/web_services_browser/microsofts_services_platform_takes_shape.html
 VentureBeat: http://venturebeat.com/2008/09/25/steve-ballmer-dishes-out-the-charm-in-silicon-valley-hints-at-red-dog-pledges-to-spend-billions-on-search-business/
 The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/01/steve_ballmer_windows_cloud/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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