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    Cloud VM, with Windows OS

    Hi,

    I found a lot of good choices for cloud vm providers, but they offer only unix-based platforms.

    Is there any good cloud providers which have Windows OS on them?

    Actually, it doesnt have to be strictly 'cloud', as long as the service is scaleable enough.

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    Microsoft may be a good place to check.

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    Actually, I am going to put my server on the host, not run a cloud host business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcadong5 View Post
    Actually, I am going to put my server on the host, not run a cloud host business.
    I understand, Microsoft is a host.

    Compared to many other cloud solutions that use an outsourced infrastructure as a service model, the Windows Azure platform is a platform as a service.

    From Microsoft site:
    The difference is that our platform comes pre-configured, and we handle the management.

    You won’t have to invest the money, time and effort in procuring and configuring on-premises infrastructure.
    There’s no need for you to implement fail-over or redundancy systems.
    It’s fully configured and managed, freeing your resources from building and managing Virtual Machines or patching the OS.
    It’s completely integrated with Visual Studio and the .NET framework, so there’s no need to re-train your development team or purchase new software tools. It also works with Eclipse, Java, PHP and Ruby.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Currently, do we go through Microsoft directly?

    I mean, no one resells it, for example?

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    You can get Windows Virtual Machines through many different providers, not just Microsofts Azure platform.

    Have a look in the offers forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcadong5 View Post
    Currently, do we go through Microsoft directly?

    I mean, no one resells it, for example?
    You might as well go through Microsoft directly, they offer a free trial. After understanding what they have available you will have something to measure the resellers and other offerings against.

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