Microsoft Azure: More Mature Cloud Platform

With Azure, Microsoft stakes claim against Amazon and Google, touting its ability to serve as a more muscular cloud partner for the enterprise data center. Microsoft Insider: 2 Days On Redmond Campus (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft unveiled a new type of virtual machine for its Azure cloud and showed off a broader set of cloud services Tuesday, Sept. 29, in a widely viewed virtual event, AzureCon. The combination was meant to showcase Azure as a more muscular partner for the enterprise data center. In the process, Scott Guthrie, executive VP of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Group, took a more directly combative stance versus Amazon Web Services and the Google App Engine/Compute Engine clouds. Azure is available in 24 regions around the world, including three where it has…


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