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PDC2008 : une plate-forme pour les nuages

PDC2008 : une plate-forme pour les nuages

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A l'occasion de son départ, Bill Gates fait un bilan pour PCMag de ses 30 années et positionne la plate-forme Windows du futur, dans la logique Software + Services.

En avant-première de la PDC 2008, Bill souligne qu'à la différence des compétiteurs, Microsoft proposera une expérience de développement complète et unifée pour les applications hébergées dans les nuages.

- Traduction - Ce sur quoi nous travaillons et que Ray Ozzie annoncera pour la PDC, un peu plus tard cette année, est de permettre d'écrire facilement des programmes qui sont capables de s'exécuter à grande échelle dans les nuages, et de telle sorte que l'on comprend ce qui est réellement exécuté.

The thing we're doing that Ray Ozzie will talk about later this year at the PDC is how you make it easy to write those programs that are high-scale running in cloud data centers in a way that you really understand what is going on.

Et dans le contexte de l'article PCMag :

There is storage in the cloud, which is clear that your file should be up there and geo-distributed and backed up, and there is computation in the cloud. Those are both great, appropriate things, but the one that is without any tradeoff is to have the logical storage master up in the cloud. The one that you have to be careful of is what about computation, because computation is not free. And you have big problems with latency, offline, and scheduling that resource, which is a finite resource. But we are actually taking some pilot customers and moving huge parts of their data centers into our cloud where we manage it for them. Over the next couple of years, a portion of the data centers will start to move. Some people say data centers will move to the cloud very quickly, but I tend to think it will vary a lot

So you have two things moving to the cloud to be clear. You have stuff that could be done on the client, like storage where the master moves up and you just do caching. Then you also have server-based computing that could move into the cloud. Well that's just a different data center, but it may be one that has the scale and pooling. With some of the early efforts, like the Amazon S3 stuff, it still forces you to write the program that understands there are different computers and how things work on that.

The thing we're doing that Ray Ozzie will talk about later this year at the PDC is how you make it easy to write those programs that are high-scale running in cloud data centers in a way that you really understand what is going on.