Robert Pogson

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M$’s Cloud is Slowing Down

  • May 13 / 2011
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M$’s Cloud is Slowing Down

I have often seen that other OS on clients and servers slowing down. There doesn’t seem to be any reason for it although the system seems busy for no reason and useful work is just too far back in the queue.

Now, M$ is competing for mindshare on the web with all kinds of services, and those services are slowing down.

see Microsoft BPOS cloud outage burns Exchange converts
“Customers on BPOS in the US and worldwide were kicked off their hosted Exchange email systems, being unable to read, write, or access their messages. All users were affected – from down in the cubicle farm all the way up to the CEO’s corner office. The outages started Tuesday and came after weeks of the service slowly degrading.”

Perhaps M$ should us a *NIX OS for its cloud. They might have fewer problems. Lately they have had problems with Hotmail, Update, WGdisA and now BPOS. The issue does not seem to be “network connectivity” which folks who hate thin clients harp on. The issue is that M$ cannot make its own software work for M$, let alone for the customers. Really, we would not mind M$ using GNU/Linux on its servers. They could even tweak it as long as they only used it in-house…

5 Comments

  1. Robert Pogson

    No, it’s Business something-or-other. M$ thinks fancier names mean fancier prices and some people actually believe that because you pay too much for something you get more value. I guess they don’t do the maths:
    $20+$80 per PC > $20 per PC and spending more on it doesn’t make it any more useful. I would suggest spending the $80 on more storage/RAM or a server rather than on the OS for the client. Then some want to pay for the privilege of connecting to an over-priced server…

    Most people, once they have seen GNU/Linux in action wonder why they ever spent money on that other OS. Of course most people have not used GNU/Linux yet but quite a few are seeing the benefits of Android/Linux this year. Hiding the price of the OS in the price of the PC was the greatest piece of marketing/anti-competitive act ever committed.

  2. oe

    Well you have to concede to them they at least eat their own dog food at MS….

  3. Robert Pogson

    They have in the past. They could do it again, but I think M$ has locked-in M$, so it would be a difficult migration. I doubt they would trust Mono for their stuff… ;-)

  4. Bender

    Microsoft using GNU/Linux server stack would be like admitting that their servers are crap… They will NEVER do that as it would damage, no wait, destroy their image as a server OS vendor :)

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