During its annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft Corp. introduced the Windows Azure platform appliance, a turnkey cloud services platform for deployment in customer and service provider datacenters. Dell Inc., eBay Inc., Fujitsu Ltd. and HP are early adopters of a limited production release of the appliance.
The new Windows Azure platform appliance combines Windows Azure and Microsoft SQL Azure with Microsoft-specified hardware, enabling on-demand IT capacity and faster delivery of new applications. Large enterprises and service provider partners deploying the appliance in their datacenters will have both Microsoft cloud services and maintain physical control of location, regulatory compliance and data.
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