The market for cloud IaaS is dominated by 2 leading service providers Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS. Other service providers have responded by launching new offerings, but customers must carefully manage the risks of adopting less-mature offerings.
The market for public cloud storage services is increasingly being defined by 2 dominant vendor. Enterprises should be wary of vendors that lack the track record required to continue developing such services at scale.
Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services—compute, storage, data, networking, and app – that help you move faster, do more, and save money.
The Microsoft Azure technology platform is an open and flexible cloud platform that companies can use to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. Organizations
can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And they can also integrate public cloud applications with an existing IT environment.
Azure services in scope are: Virtual Machines (IaaS), Cloud Services (Web and Worker Roles), Batch, Web App (Web Sites), Mobile Services, Core (RDFE, Fabric and Service Management API), Notification Hubs, Storage
(includes blobs, queues, and tables), SQL Database, HDInsight, Virtual Network, Traffic Manager, Express Route, Service Bus, BizTalk Services, Backup, Site Recovery, Azure Active Directory, Multi-Factor Authentication Rights
Management Service, Media Services, Scheduler, Azure Management Portal, SQL Server Virtual Machine. Please see http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/ for Azure’s full service offerings.
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