Microsoft Windows Azure: strengths and weaknesses

1 Summary

Since it was launched in 2010, Microsoft’s Windows Azure has taken four years to become relevant in the cloud market. Like most of the company‚Äôs software, Windows Azure underwent a series of iterations before it became stable and enterprise-ready.

This report addresses the following issues related to Microsoft Windows Azure:

  • Who is responsible for turning around the Windows Azure strategy
  • The key differentiating factors of the Microsoft cloud platform
  • Some of the smart decisions that made Windows Azure relevant to enterprise customers
  • How is Microsoft driving the utilization of its massive data center capacity
  • The roadmap for Windows Azure
  • The limitations of Windows Azure should customers be aware of

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