I’m just travelling home from the Azure Worldtour in Munich. I really was the only guy who worn a shirt! But…
…this mustn’t necessarily be something bad.
Seems Steve loves SharePoint too :-)
Back to Azure: I really like the cloud strategy from Microsoft, the .NET Services, .NET Service Bus and SQL Services and all the Azure stuff. Gartner says the market will grow from $46 billion to $150 billion in 2013. And one is “azure” Microsoft want to have a big chunk of the cake! And they are on a good way…
There is one thing frightening me when I think of cloud computing. When in the near future almost anybody would make use of cloud computing and there are only a few data centers around the world, they would obviously be a good target for terrorism. A destroyed data center could seriously harm the global economy.
Will this be Terrorism 2.0?!
One of the base ideas of the Internet, the ARPANET was to create a distributed network which will survive an nuclear attack (semi-myth). What would be in case of a war, maybe between the USA and Europe? Would Microsoft sill provide their cloud services? Would this really be a risk? Maybe this wouldn’t matter in case of a nuclear war anymore. But luckily we have freedom and are friends (see pic above:), so I stop this “mindmare” here.
Additionally cloud computing always remembers me at Skynet in Terminator, iRobot and Matrix – great movies :-)