blog We knew Amazon Web Services had robust infrastructure — after all, the Commonwealth Bank hosts some of its services with the cloud computing giant — but we didn’t know that it was quite this robust. The AustralianIT reports today (we recommend you click here for the full article) that one of Australia’s largest web sites, Ninemsn, is actually hosted with Amazon:
“The country’s largest news website, Ninemsn, has become the second company in recent weeks after the Commonwealth Bank to reveal how it will save millions of dollars from its IT budget by using cloud computing services.”
We can’t help but be bemused by this hosting decision, given that Ninemsn is part-owned by Microsoft, which obviously operates a direct rival cloud computing service to AWS in the form of Windows Azure. It seems from the article that this kind of switch may be on the cards for Ninemsn, but we have to ask: With Azure available, given the Microsof-focused nature of Ninemsn, why didn’t the company pick the Microsoft option to start with?
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