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Amazon Plans To Bring Cloud Solution To Windows Operating System

Amazon has unveiled plans for adding support for Windows and SQL Server code in its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service.

The EC2 is a cloud computing service that aims to enable scalable deployment of applications in an elastic manner by allowing people to create and terminate virtual server instances on demand.

This move will allow user to seamlessly run SQL Server and ASP.Net code within the EC2 platform and will also allow them to control EC2 systems through the Remote Desktop software of Windows.

Already there is a talk of intense competition in the cloud computing space with Microsoft disclosing its intention of launching a Windows Cloud operating system in near future.

Amazon though clearly has a head start and this move to extend support to Windows code is likely to keep it ahead in this domain till the time Microsoft gets its act together.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.