(The Hosting News) – Competing cloud services could be on the way from two top industry leaders.
On Thursday, a report from tech site GigaOM signaled that both Microsoft and Google were readying cloud services similar to Amazon’s Elastic Compute, a solution that provides web-scaling to application developers.
Both companies have long held cloud investments, but the addition of new services related to web development could signal larger competition with Amazon Web Services.
GigaOM’s report pointed out that Microsoft would announce the specifics of its service in San Francisco early next month when introducing its cloud-based Windows Azure offering. Meanwhile, the same article indicated that Google’s was slated for introduction sometime later this year.
While it’s not quite the space race, it does show a larger push to cater to developers in the area of cloud infrastructure. Google currently offers a cloud-based service that lets developers deploy their applications while Microsoft’s Sky Drive allows for personal cloud storage across a number of devices.
Currently, Amazon Web Services appears to dominate the cloud as in terms of the developer market. Earlier this month, the company announced its first annual conference for AWS titled “AWS re: Invent.” Set to be held in late November, the event will bring together developers to discuss the company’s initiatives with AWS engineers and other employees