The worlds-famous retiree Bill Gates annouced some weeks ago, that in the future Microsoft will have many millions of servers in their datacenters, which first of all is a very impressive proposition. Nicolas carr has some thoughts on Bills speech <HERE>.
If you break down the numbers – Microsoft claims to add between 10.000 to 20.000 servers to their infrastructure each month – and read datacenter newsletters like <THIS> and <THAT>, you soon will realize, that this definitely will become true rather sooner than later. Sure, MS has to because we might be right before a huge shift of paradigm in the software industy – moving every type of application and data from your destop straight to some datacenter somewhere (hi Google) . Thus making Microsofts main business modell looking kind of old-fashioned.
And, I’ll promise you: Microsoft is paying attention to the enterprise market much better than Google and Apple together.