Όπως εύστοχα διαπιστώνει και η Gartner, η πρόταση της Microsoft για το cloud computing είναι η πιο πλήρης και η πλέον ολοκληρωμένη της αγοράς. Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες διαβάστε αυτό το post.
This summary looks great.
One thing I cannot understand is that most of the Microsoft cloud and SaaS offerings are not available worldwide. This, to me at least, is completely missing the point about cloud based computing and online hosting.
I know there will be legal and all sorts of issues going to market in, say, South Africa, but it is exactly these sorts of countries that can really do with these services!
The most important news from this study have to do with the completeness, the right vision and ability to execute that Microsoft already has in this new era for computing. Microsoft is the only cloud provider that can deliver and support customers in all different levels of cloud computing.
On the other hand, it's true that some of the above offerings might not be available worldwide. This might have to do with legal issues, I don't know. However, a company from any part of the world can definetely use Microsoft's datacenters worldwide and obtain a serious competitive advantage: business agility and technical scalability.
In the meantime, I believe that Microsoft will fully support and extend its cloud offerings worldwide, and this is something that has already started for most parts of the world.