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As for interoperability, becoming the essential important matter in PaaS?

Posted in Azure, Microsoft, PaaS by japanclouds on March 14, 2010

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February 23, Tech-Days 2010 opened by Hotel Ground Pacific in Toyo.  Everyone was surprised to the message video of Ray Ozzie being screened in the opening of conference. Ray Ozzie, through this message video, fascinated the most people who get together in the meeting place. The fact that Ray Ozzie builds is the big result, Windows Azure.  In 2008 spring, what he declares with MIX is propulsion of the cloud. Furthermore, the fact that he entrusts is in the future of the enormous organization, Microsoft.  Ray Ozzie improved Windows Azure, and reformed also organization itself.

If with this message video, the impressive part is extracted, it becomes speech below, probably will be.
”We realize the wave of the reactivation which it visits in IT industry.” But, such a cute message, is dispatched to imitation, it can presume that there was very hardship. Because, by the fact that Windows Azure is propelled, the business model of big business Microsoft is changed.  Therefore, as for Ray Ozzie needing, to persuade the boards of directors of the carrier which is longer than him was.

From Microsoft’s Creative Destruction (Dick Brass) which is published to New York Times, the fighting where it can force Ray it is and can presume easily. In addition, by the fact that the interview of Gartner is read, we understand the circumstances to which he educates the engineers who cannot use professional service. And now, Ray Ozzie, between several opensource products and Windows Azure, has been about to actualize interoperability. That, rather than saying, that the policy of from the past Microsoft is modified, is the attempt which throws away the rule of the company, is the road which everyone avoids.

Story changes, but as for “P” of PaaS, in other words the concept of Platform in the cloud, sooner or later that is a point which you say somewhere whether it is gathered and summarized. Conclusion of that time became that it probably is unreasonable, however, an opinion agreed concerning the point that, it is interoperability, as the important primary factor of “P.”

Furthermore, between .Net Service Bus and  AppFabric, there is no great difference, and when it had the rough way of speaking, the different recognition also of the point that it is a name corresponded.  That is, Ray Ozzie’s thinking will be wiping out the name of .Net. Of course, as technology. Net is healthy and, even from this, it keeps being called with the name, probably will be. But, the fact that it is PaaS to which Windows Azure has interoperability is symbolized, unless .NET is suitable as a general term of the service bus, it can presume that Ray Ozzie thinks. As for the reason of this name modification, you see other than that and do not hit.

The fact that Ray Ozzie aims probably is the heterogeneous conversion of Windows Azure. Until you say, typical case of the hetero cloud is Amazon AWS, without, but that layer is IaaS. And, the seat of hetero PaaS has been less crowded. In other words, Amazon AWS aims toward hetero IaaS, Windows Azure aims toward hetero PaaS.  Such a trend is visible, faintly. That way when you thought, in these both the arm where may be a possibility of coexisting it does. And, it was announced on February 22nd of American time, it seems the cross license regarding the patent between both and that coherence meets. The hetero cloud is strengthened, how in addition, would like to keep observing whether how it spreads.


Where does Ray Ozzie lead Microsoft?


A user should become a winner – Cybozu and Appresso dive into the world of interoperability

Posted in Interoperability by japanclouds on February 4, 2010

The Cybozu research institute and Appresso are putting "PIMSYNC for Cybozu Garuune 2" on the market, and synchronize schedule information automatically. Thereby, cooperation of the groupware for large-scales "Cybozu  Garuune 2", the groupware of the other company, and SFA is realized.

The software which is the target of a synchronization is "Microsoft Office Share Point Server 2007","Exchange Server 2007", "Google Calendar", "Lotus Notes/Domino" and "eSales manager." Cybozu received OEM offer of the data automatic synchronous software "PIMSYNC" of Appresso, and developed this solution.

In the case of a major company, groupware and schedule management software have a case employed using different software for every section. And the load of employment by the duplicate input and many problems of the fall of the productivity by double booking arise.

Moreover, since the policy is set up for every section even if it is going to introduce the software of unification in the whole company, it is in an unrealizable situation. Therefore, many requests of scheduler cooperation are brought near by Appresso, and it is especially told to it that there were many inquiries about cooperation with "Exchange" and "Garuune 2."

At present, it is license offer of SaaS style which Cybozu is considering, and it waits for saturation of the market and carries out a new license. That is, Cybozu may expand the Cloud business partner and may promote a product on cloud’s base. According to the announcement of the company, about 100 million yen business is expected by the end of 2011.

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