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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

4 responses to “Amazon announces Windows based EC2 Instances”

  1. Yuvi

    A few key pieces of info are missing on that blog post though – Win2k8 or Win2k3 (pretty important difference, IMO), and the pricing (Windows licensing should add extra cost to it. However, GoGrid’s Windows and Linux instances cost the same – maybe Amazon might work out something similar)

    However this turns out, this is some awesome news! Especially if they handle the licensing issue the GoGrid way.

  2. Krishnan Subramanian

    Yes. The key to success lies in their pricing. But GoGrid pricing at this point doesn’t matter much as competition is going to change the pricing landscape sooner than later. Everything depends on what Microsoft is going to announce in PDC. It will set the pricing trend.

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