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From "Musayev, Ilya" <>
Subject RE: CloudStack MS on Windows - thoughts?
Date Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:26:18 GMT
Geralyn has a good point. I don't think you can mix Azure PaaS and ACS IaaS. To best of my
knowledge,  Microsofts PaaS solution is not something you can implement in-house. Its a hosted
service by MS.

If you want to abstract their IaaS interface and use ACS, that will probably work, but then
you may as well add AWS integration which is going to make more sense and by far more reliable.

With that in mind, here is where we will benefit on other fronts

If we can team up with openshift and cloudify guys and do a joint cross marketing venture
it will help as well. Maybe plugins into each on application level or just set of videos on
how to run ACS and PaaS.

Another strong winner, IMHO, is to have set of migration tools to go from OS, AWS, Eucalyptus,
VmWare and possibly Azure to ACS.

This should probably be a separate branch project within ACS not tied to major release (think

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-------- Original message --------
From: Geralyn Miller <>
Date: 11/20/2013 5:25 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: John Kinsella <>
Subject: RE: CloudStack MS on Windows - thoughts?

You have much to learn about Azure :)

From: John Kinsella []
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 2:20 PM
To: Geralyn Miller
Subject: Re: CloudStack MS on Windows - thoughts?

I was thinking of Azure as a PaaS sitting on top of ACS-managed infrastructure.

I haven't tried this yet, but it *seems* possible...

On Nov 20, 2013, at 2:12 PM, Geralyn Miller <<>>

John--So, what do you mean by an "Azure cloud powered by ACS"?
Are you referring to the IaaS capability of Azure, so basically bringing up ACS in a Linux
VM running in Azure?

-----Original Message-----
From: Musayev, Ilya [<>]
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:33 AM
To: John Kinsella; <<>>
Subject: RE: CloudStack MS on Windows - thoughts?

Azure PR - would be way to fun, the only caveat, I had a friend who worked for Azure and hence
I'm strong believer if you mix Azure and ACS, its actually going to do more harm than good.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Kinsella []
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:11 AM
To: <<>>;
Musayev, Ilya
Subject: Re: CloudStack MS on Windows - thoughts?

Seems easy enough to me (at first glance) altho SystemCenter already
supports Xenserver (supposedly - can't say I've run it)

Another fun PR stunt would be an Azure cloud powered by ACS. It's on
my radar, but probably won't try until some time in Q1.


On Nov 19, 2013, at 5:06 AM, "Musayev, Ilya" <<>>

As insane as it sounds,  we have a definite advantage over other
since we are running cross platform java.

Why not offer a Windows build as convinience? We are going to take
Windows market share that is afraid of Linux command line (that's
still a very significant population outside of bay area). I know for
certain OS or Euca do not run on Windows.

This maybe our advantage we can use as marketing and get many more
people on board.

Any thoughts on marketing?  I will be asking this on dev.

Source: Friend of mine who does ACS development had it running in
Windows environment.

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