Windows developers wanting to ride the cloud wave must be feeling loved lately. Last week, Rackspace announced the general availability of Windows instances in the Rackspace Cloud, and, today, RightScale announced support for Windows-based apps on its management platform. It’s not that Windows options weren’t available, just that they weren’t always ideal. If you want advanced management features and complete abstraction, RightScale is your cloud provider. If you want support without paying a premium, Rackspace is your provider. As cloud development matures, however, Windows IaaS instances can compete against Windows Azure.