Microsoft Continues to Take Great Strides Forward
Microsoft continues to take great strides forward with its cloud strategy, to the point where success has it charging forth at almost record pace. One thing I have learned, in my years working in IT, is that when Microsoft sets its mind on doing something, it is a pretty safe bet that it will succeed in pretty much whatever it puts its collective minds and resources behind. The cloud is just another example of that success.
After getting a late start in the virtualization and cloud space, Microsoft finally seems to be seeing strong momentum for the Windows Azure cloud services. Microsoft Azure was formally launched in February 2010. Now, as we approach Azure’s fourth birthday, Microsoft can see itself as a major player in the competition with AWS, Rackspace, IBM, and VMware for what IDC says will be a $107 billion dollar market by the year 2017.
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