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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 “Rightscale Now Supports Windows Servers Bringing Parity With Linux”

  1. Thorsten

    Thanks for covering my blog post! Two small clarifications: I didn’t claim that we “ease out all the challenges”, we ease out many but I’m sure there are more lurking!
    Also, why RightScale-AWS vs. Azure is easy to answer. Azure is currently very limited, you can’t install anything requiring administrator privileges, only “x-copy installable software”, which is not much outside of what you wrote yourself…

  2. Krishnan Subramanian

    Thanks for the clarification regarding the challenges. I will update the post.

    Regarding the lack of support for admin privileges, don’t you think it is a short term problem and I guess it will not be an issue once Azure starts to resemble more like EC2 kind of IaaS offering than the PaaS. Still, you have made a valid point and I agree with you on its shortcomings.

  3. Ameer Deen

    For many applications, Azure requires re-architecting of existing code before being able to deploy. As you’ve already suggested , when Azure begins to resemble an IaaS people will likely choose Azure for their existing apps. Once Azure gets to Iaas, however, there will again be the same cloud-instance lifecycle management problems that will need to be solved and that’s what RightScale is providing today with Windows on EC2. I’ve been a beta user of their Windows solution for several months now and it’s quite impressive.

  4. Thorsten

    Thanks for your kind words, Ameer!
    I would question a little bit the statement that “when Azure begins to resemble an IaaS people will likely choose Azure”. MS has not defined what IaaS means to them, we don’t know what it will look like and what restrictions will exist. Most likely some use-cases and some customer types will be better served by AWS, some better by RackSpace, and some better by Azure, plus there will be more players.