In one way, it is having Microsoft as the landlord. Microsoft has introduced Windows Azure, as part of its cloud computing concept:
“…Windows Azure is intended to provide businesses with a set of services to easily build, support and integrate their Web sites with other Microsoft applications, Mr. Ozzie added.
While the company announced Windows Azure, it remains to be seen how the platform will integrate with Windows 7, its next-generation operating system the company is expected to reveal Tuesday.”
This leads to speculation as to how soon Google will make an announcement in this sector. “Cloud computing” will be an oft-heard term; the competition has escalated.