{SILICON - 20 YEARS} - Chrono IT 2006-2009: AWS, iPhone and Oracle-Sun merger

What are your techno (Proust) madeleines? On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Silicon shares itss with you.Today: the years 2006-2009.

- 2006 -

AWS: the milestones of the hyperscale cloud

Amazon is laying the first bricks of its IaaS offer.Called Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3), they provide access to on-demand compute and storage resources.Microsoft will position itself in 2010 with Windows Azure and Google , in 2015 with Compute Engine.

Telex - 2006//MacBook Pro, first laptop with an Intel processor - Entry into service of TERA-10, a French supercomputer - OpenDocument becomes an ISO standard.

- 2007 -

iPhone: the (re) birth of the mobile user

With the iPhone, the phone changes dimension.The impact is comparable to that of the Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod in 2000 but its impact on Apple's business is beyond measure, propelling the creation of Steve Jobs towards peaks of growth and stock market valuation.His smartphone is also becoming a social phenomenon with the invention of Apps which pave the way for a truly mobile Internet and a new ecosystem of services and entertainment of all kinds.

Telex - 2007//Citrix Systems buys XenSource - Launch of Windows Vista - Google launches Android and the Open Handset Alliance Telex - 2008//Open XML becomes an ISO standard - Sun Microsystems buys MySQL - First Android phone, the G1 (or Dream), by HTC - Launch of the App Store, software becomes "apps"

- 2009 -

Oracle - Sun: a merger that smacks of open source

Proprietary software heavyweight seizes open source standard bearer With Sun Microsystems, Oracle is making a full entry into the hardware world, while dramatically expanding its software portfolio., MySQL, Xen and OpenOffice are part of the lot.

Posted Date: 2021-01-05

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