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Microsoft Competes with Amazon, Gives Windows Azure IaaS a Boost

by CodeGuru Staff

Microsoft announced the general availability of new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings on Windows Azure, positioning itself as a competitor against IaaS provider Amazon Web Services.

The new service, including the "Windows Azure Virtual Machines" and "Windows Azure Virtual Networks" components, arrives roughly one year after Microsoft first promised to let its customers provision virtual machines (VMs) on Windows Azure. The IaaS addition completes Microsoft's public cloud service offerings with Windows Azure, which had its debut three years ago as Microsoft's platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud offering. Read the full story here.

This article was originally published on Wednesday Apr 24th 2013
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