Mobile developers seem to be turning into extreme import figures in the cloud monster battle, which is likely to explode. Support for web and mobile services occupies a sizeable part in the plans of leading cloud providers and their quest for world power.
That’s really not surprising considering web and mobile development have been the trend of the IT world for several years in a row. And now a new step: Amazon Cloud has provided an alternative for .NET developers offering an updated .NET SDK similar to what Android and iOS developers are already enjoying in the Amazon cloud.
Amazon and Microsoft Hand in Hand
It was clear that Microsoft would not particularly like the idea that developers using their native .NET technology would prefer Amazons to original Blue sky service. However, it should be noted that Azure Mobile Services and Azure Websites will not be moved into general availability until the end of June. However, those releases were announced way in advance and were rigorously tested for about a year. Common features allow storing Android, iOS, Windows and Windows Phone application data, user authentication procedures, and sending push notifications. Amazon AWS services promise more with AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell And AWS Visual Studio Tools.
However, according to several surveys of interviewed developers, the idea of whether to stick with one or another cloud service provider is more a matter of religious sentiment than a sound decision and proven arguments. Because Amazon managed to stand apart from the epic holy war of MS supporters against Linux adherents, its image is strictly neutral, which saves a lot of energy trying to prove that it’s just a business, nothing else.
Microsoft in the Cloud: Who to Watch
At the same time, Microsoft’s initiative to add mobile and web services to the cloud is a good step in the right direction. However, it may be a bit late as Amazon has started earlier and has a bigger base to stand on. So while Microsoft is trying to roll out its SaaS offering, Amazon is already in and producing more refined and sought-after features that are eagerly awaited in the IT market.
Besides the fact that Amazon is now at the top of the cloud market and, according to Morgan Stanley research, will carry it into the next decade, there are a number of other cloud providers, which Microsoft should look at. Google cloud is one of the potential emerging threats and a real nemesis. However, the list of competitors to watch out for is still too long. Salesforce.comfor example, also operates in cloud computing which also targets mobile developers and was recently launched Xamarin Mobile Packages C# and .NET developers can build mobile apps which are then stored and supported in the Salesforce Platform Mobile Services environment. So, Microsoft has a lot to take care of and a lot of competitors, who are determined to tame Microsoft’s most ardent follower — the .NET developers.
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