I’ve had to deal with Microsoft since the early 90’s. Most likely, unless you’re an Apple bigot, you have too. And I hate Microsoft. They’ve done like, three things right in their entire history: Windows NT, Visual Studio and Excel.
When they decided to compete with Amazon in the “Cloud” they tried to be clever and name their Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Azure. Blue. Really? Go look up the word in a dictionary and you’ll get “bright blue in color — like a CLOUDLESS sky.”
Geezus criminy, they can’t even get clouds right.
What they *should* have called this offering is: Olympus.
“Olympus! The fortress in the clouds populated by powerful god-like services.”
And then they’d have had a bevy of gods and their abilities to pick from to name their various offerings up there. Things like virtual machines, data storage, messaging, security, web-app hosting, web services, etc.
Mnemosyne : The goddess of memory
Ceres : The goddess of storage
Soteria : The goddess of security
Hermes : The god of messaging
(Oddly, they’d already adopted the Greek monster of guardians: Kerberos)
I can see a whole slew of great names for the cornucopia of stuff you can find in, ahem, Olympus Cloud Services.
Microsoft, pull your head OUT! Oops, too late. It’s too far crammed up there.
For reference, you can click this link to see a list of services that can be found on OCS (heh,heh): https://www.azure-overview.com/
Look at this list of Gods they could have leveraged. Opportunity lost.