Microsoft Shenwey: Cloud computing creates new ideas for software development

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ZDNet to top network software Channel News (text/Shanghui) Microsoft's vice president and chief cloud computing strategist, Shenwey, said in an exclusive interview with ZDNet that in the era of cloud computing, software developers need new ideas in architecture design and profit patterns, and programmers in the application development process Consider which part of the application needs to be seamlessly migrated from the private cloud to the public cloud in the future. When it comes to partnering strategies, Shenwey says Microsoft will encourage existing partner channels to better sell cloud-related services or new models in the era of cloud computing. When Microsoft's business model goes from the licensing model to the licensing subscription model, the partner ecosystem also needs to follow this trend to enhance the sales capacity. Shenwey The overall strategy of Microsoft cloud Computing's overall architecture, application case, partner strategy, development model change, and public cloud data center Landing, also said that Microsoft cloud operating system involved Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and System Center 20,123 of large products, these three products can help users build private cloud and hybrid cloud, and provide users with public cloud services to better meet the needs of business users IaaS, PAAs and SaaS. On the landing of the public cloud, Shenwey said Microsoft has helped domestic companies to use Microsoft's Windows Azure Services in terms of globalisation or international business expansion. At home, Microsoft is also actively seeking to build its own data center, in order to provide better services for domestic users. The following is a transcript of Shenwey's interview with ZDNet: Zdnet:zdnet friends, welcome to watch Industry Watch, our theme today is the two years very hot cloud computing topic. Microsoft is the world's largest software company, Microsoft's cloud computing strategy has been enterprise-class users and the vast number of netizens attention, today we have the honor of the Internet users to the Microsoft Greater China, vice president and Chief Cloud Computing strategy officer Mr. Shenwey, Hello Wei. Shenwey: Hello. Microsoft cloud operating system of the three major products ZDNet: Today, please Wei to give us a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft's cloud computing strategy. First of all, from the definition of cloud computing, many vendors know a definition of NIST (US Standards Agency), so is Microsoft's definition of cloud computing consistent with NIST? Shenwey: I'll talk a little bit about Microsoft's cloud computing. In fact, we released the concept of the cloud operating system in September, so the Microsoft cloud operating system actually contains three very important products: Windows Server, Windows Azure, and system Center, These core offerings support the three services of the Standards Authority's infrastructure, Service (IaaS), Platform-Service (PaaS), Software-Services (SaaS), especially at the level of infrastructure, service, Microsoft Windows Server and SystemCenter can help users build private and mixed clouds, and infrastructure is embodied in Windows Azure at the public cloud level. Go up again, on the platform as a service side, we build the private cloud through Windows Server, System Center, and SQL Server, which, of course, includes our. NET Framework and our compilation environment. Windows Azure, Windows Server, plus System Center can help some hosting vendors to provide a range of public cloud services, as well as a range of support at the platform-service level. In addition, Microsoft has been advocating to give users a range of choices, not only infrastructure services, platform services, and software services, we also provide customers with a wide choice of private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud structures to support their business needs in a comprehensive way. ZDNet: That is to say, whether it's from SaaS, PaaS, and the three main services of IaaS, as well as public, private, and mixed deployments or deliveries, Microsoft offers this service. Shenwey: Yes. ZDNet: So how do you look at the way the cloud serves and how it's deployed, and can the two be interleaved? such as a PAAs public cloud, or a private cloud of SaaS? Shenwey: Yes, it can be crossed. However, there are also many challenges in the cross cloud business, especially in a framework such as a hybrid cloud. While it is possible to have separate operating systems to support the construction of private clouds and public cloud construction, there are many challenges when applications need to migrate from private cloud architectures to public cloud architectures. For example, like some scientific research, such as DNA testing, the initial amount of data may be relatively small, can be in the private cloud or several clustered server environment to operate, when the data extended to a large scale, from the application perspective, may wish to extend to the public cloud environment. But there are many challenges in how to ensure that applications migrate to the public cloud, and how to cross the private cloud and public cloud from the level of application management. The real need for a hybrid cloud is to have an efficient tool to reduce complexity from development tools, application development and application management, and customer access management. Microsoft's cloud operating system already has the capability. ZDNet: I remember when I interviewed you last year, you mentioned that Microsoft already has a full-service capability in SaaS, PAAs and IaaS, as well as public, private, and hybrid clouds, and this year Microsoft sent a series of big new products, with SQL Server in the first half 2012 and System Center 2012, with Windows Server2012 and Visual Studio 2012 in the second half, with these new products, Microsoft Lock can provide cloud servicesWhat updates do you have? Shenwey: I am very optimistic about this year's series of products, as you just said, in fact, over the years, Microsoft has been evolving on Windows Server and Windows Azure, this year from the latest Windows Azure and Windows On the Server2012, we can say with certainty that Microsoft's core offerings have spanned the concept of just one server before, and are more capable of managing very large data centers or cloud data centers. Such ascension is important for the environment of the entire cloud operating system. In addition, System Center 2012 is the first Systems management software that truly spans the private cloud and the public cloud. These two points are some qualitative changes in performance, in addition, there are many improvements in the specific indicators, such as the virtual server has been able to support 1TB storage and 64 processors. These performance improvements strengthen the ability to manage data centers and bring a new level of experience across private cloud and public cloud management. ZDNet: That is to say, there has been a great improvement in the management capabilities of the entire data center, where the previous Windows Server was primarily positioned on the server operating system. Shenwey: I want to be more precise about the overall ability to manage the infrastructure. To some extent, this is not only the concept of a traditional server, but also includes the management of network and storage, but also some data flow management. The concept of building and managing a core infrastructure can reflect the two different deployments that are better able to support both private and public clouds. ZDNet: That is, Microsoft's ability to manage cloud management and its management of data centers has long been extended from servers to the overall infrastructure of networks, storage, and so on. Shenwey: Yes. Microsoft's public cloud service for consumers has already begun to ZDNet: We know that Microsoft has a wide range of cloud services in the world, so what services can Microsoft offer at home? Shenwey: At home, Microsoft is already offering consumer-owned cloud services, including our Hotmail, MSN and Bing searches, and some consumer-owned cloud services, from the public cloud service definition, and we are slowly introducing them, including public cloud services like the Xbox. Of course, we also need to communicate with the Government, in the content and many other links through a series of approvals. In addition, in terms of business users, Office 365 and Azure have now opened up global services to Chinese users, mainly through our Hong Kong line. We are also actively preparing to bring Office365 and azure to China as soon as possible through local partnerships, which means bringing our data centers to mainland China to better and more securely cater to a range of Chinese customers ' needs. ZDNet: That means Microsoft's OfficE365 and Azure are now available at home. Shenwey: Is through the global service. ZDNet: I also noticed that the first half of Windows Azure started offering a free trial service to the country, so what is the essential difference between the services provided through the Offshore data center and the services provided in the future in the domestic data center? Shenwey: In fact, I think more is to cater to the needs of different users, such as one of our partner PPLive, it is very much hope to expand international business, it is in the domestic peer-to-peer video, has done well, if you want to expand abroad, will encounter some new challenges. For example, to decide whether or not to build a series of data centers abroad in order to provide better video service on the built infrastructure. But it found that the cost of going to the local data center for global customers was very expensive, so it had a strategic partnership with Microsoft. Now PPLive services for foreign customers are basically based on Windows Azure. Azure allows pplive to focus more on its video services rather than spending a lot of energy on infrastructure or data center management. At the same time, using global resources, Microsoft can also help PPLive to pull some customers around the world. Ufida also has a similar case, it is very much hope to open up the customer base in Southeast Asia, through a series of cooperation with us, to better the business to the international market. There is another possible application, such as China's ability to outsource software services, and many customers in Europe and the US are expanding cloud services on the Windows Azure platform. Of course, there are local customers who have their own business needs, such as the desire to keep customer data within China. We also hope that in the near future, we will set up our own data center in China to help our local customers to make greater contribution to the process management, customer data management and so on. In short, everything that Microsoft does, whether from technology deployment to operational deployment, is based on the specific needs of customers, providing a range of solutions for customer needs. ZDNet: In other words, Microsoft has helped domestic companies to use Microsoft's Windows Azure for globalisation or international business expansion. At home, Microsoft is also actively seeking to build its own data center, in order to provide better services for domestic users. Shenwey: Yes, in fact, I'd like to focus on that, for start-ups, Microsoft also provides support for cloud accelerators. Because a lot of startups are positioned in the mobile internet sector, which is easier to focus on the global market, Azure can help start-ups move faster into globalized markets. Started a year ago with window 8ZDNet: You mentioned a lot of Windows Azure public cloud services, so in the private cloud, you can not give us some of the larger typical user practices, Microsoft sinceBody can also. Shenwey: In fact, Microsoft itself is a fast 100,000-person company, there are many branches around the world. In this environment, Microsoft itself has such a term, called "eat their own dog food." What it means is that all of the new products that we put out, inside Microsoft, need to be used first, for example, that our Windows 8 was already in use by 100% of the technical support team in Shanghai before it was released. I've been using Win8 for a year. That is, before customers use this product, Microsoft must first experience it, first to use it, otherwise I can not have a good communication with customers and cohesion. We use Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012, and SQL Server 2012 for architecture design across the IT system. Within Microsoft, this is one aspect. On the other hand, as a member of a very large it ecosystem, Microsoft is actually very willing to share its own internal practices. Our CIO, Tony Scott, will also come to China in November and will have a roundtable round with some of the CIO in the south to share how Microsoft uses its products in-house. In addition, Microsoft also put some of our own products into the cloud services. In fact, when we published Windows Server in September, we also mentioned that Bing's search is now largely on Windows Server 2012, and Bing's search has reached billions of dollars a day. In addition to their own use, of course, we have a large number of customers. such as PetroChina, China Telecom, Jinjiang International are using Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012, SQL Server 2012来 to help enhance it architecture and efficiency within the enterprise. For example, the infrastructure of the PetroChina Office system uses Windows Server 2012 to reduce the need for physical machines and to 1/5. Jinjiang International is another model that adds Windows Server, System Center, and SQL Server together to provide better IT support for the store's new store expansion. So Microsoft has a lot of very large private cloud users in the country, and we would like to share these cases online. ZDNet: In other words, Microsoft not only in its own 100,000-person scale of enterprises to use a full range of cloud services, there are many large domestic enterprises, also have been used to Microsoft's cloud services. Shenwey: Yes. Architecture design and profit model are two major challenges to cloud development ZDNet: The next issue is that we know that Microsoft has millions developers on the development platform. So in the context of cloud computing, what do you think is going to happen in the future in the software development model, and what adjustments will be made to the programmer's development skills later? Shenwey: BecauseI am also a programmer, so I am quite experienced. I think, in the new era of cloud computing, the impact on programmers will certainly have, there are some new capabilities need to open up. I will say two aspects: on the one hand, from the program architecture design, in the past we do a new application to compile, are customer needs. In the era of cloud computing, the impact of architecture design is very large. In a way, you need to think about which part of the application can be seamlessly migrated in the private cloud to the public cloud in the process of application preparation, which is a big challenge to the processing of data volumes. At the same time, there are different challenges to the deployment capabilities of this application in different architectures, so there may be some new ideas in the architecture design of the application. In addition, the more important point is that, from a new generation of application developers, must think at the technical level of the operational model, business model should do. Because it may have been more of a software licensing model, or a free model, the bottom line is that app developers still want to be profitable. So how can a new generation of platform, have a good profit model, such as advertising, virtual currency and other applications in some of the trading models to improve their own profitability possibilities. In terms of architectural design, it is a new opportunity for programmers to think seriously about profit patterns. Because once the thinking is clear, the profit will be greatly improved. In this regard, Microsoft is also very concerned about how to ensure that you just said the millions of Microsoft platform developers to the very smooth transition to the cloud era. At the same time, there are some places that have not changed, such as our visual Studio, as a development tool, with the addition of HTML 5 and Java Script support to enhance the programmer's development capabilities. ZDNet: In other words, in terms of software architecture and profitability, it is both a challenge and an opportunity for future developers of this program. Shenwey: It's also an opportunity. Cloud partners need to follow up on licensing and subscribe to multiple modes ZDNet: The next question is: Microsoft has been talking about it ecosystems, most of Microsoft's revenue is contributed by partners, so the era of cloud computing, Microsoft's partner strategy has not been adjusted, cloud partners in the future need for new certification, Microsoft can provide what new training? Shenwey: Actually in cloud computing, we have launched a series of projects and plans that are very well connected to the current partner ecosystem. What we need to do is to encourage existing partner channels to better sell some of the cloud-related services, or some new models. I think, in this regard, Microsoft has always attached importance to partners, and the advent of the cloud will better help partners to further upgrade on the existing basis. At the same time for partners, there will certainly be some new requirements: when our Microsoft business model from the licensing mode to the licensing subscription mode, our partner ecosystem also need to follow this trend to enhance itsAbility to sell. Our core view is not that partners to follow Microsoft, Microsoft has changed because customer demand is changing, so our partner's ecosystem must also be to meet customer demand for a greater advance. In addition, in addition to the ability to develop partners, we are also very much looking forward to partners to grow with Microsoft, can be extended to more areas. In the new field, we also need to tap the next generation of partners. Existing partners can also extend new capabilities to expand new business, creating a mutually-win situation. ZDNet: Well, finally, please give us a summary of what Microsoft Cloud can bring to users, and Microsoft's cloud computing advantages. Shenwey: I would like to say a few words, one aspect, I will emphasize, Microsoft cloud computing is to provide customers with a variety of choices, our product line, can produce different solutions to meet the various cloud applications scenarios. In addition, Microsoft has applied the most advanced technology on a new generation of cloud operating systems, and it is the crystallization of Microsoft's own practice. Third, Microsoft cloud computing applies as the benchmark, from the user point of view. ZDNet: OK, then we are very grateful to you today for our all-round interpretation of the Microsoft cloud computing from products, services, development to the entire system of partnership strategy, we once again thank Eun-wai, but also thanks to netizens to watch. Shenwey: Thank you.
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