Microsoft announced Tuesday that it is making infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) generally available from its Windows Azure Cloud after several months of beta testing. They are committed to match Amazon Web Services in current pricing and future price reductions. Until now, Azure has been primarily a developer's cloud, a form of platform-as-a-service, where software could be developed with shared tools made available on a specific, .Net-supporting platform. Read the full story here.
Competing with Amazon, Microsoft has promised to match pricing for what was previously a developer's platform, Microsoft Azure will now compete directly with Amazon Web Services, match it on IaaS pricing.