Microsoft Competes with Amazon, Gives Windows Azure IaaS a Boost

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.



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