A Close Look At Microsoft’s Azure Cloud, Part 2: The Offering

In our previous article (the first in a two part series), we looked at some of the trends in cloud computing. To recap, cloud computing is expected to grow at a robust pace in 2016. The primary driver for this growth are the cost benefits of outsourcing the hard- and software required for technology based services, which in turn depends on the state of global economy. Cloud-based services comprise Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service and all three are projected to experience healthy demand. Microsoft currently provides services for two of the three segments (IaaS and PaaS) through its Azure offering. And it offers the third (SaaS) separately on Azure via applications such as Office 365, X-box Live, Bing, etc. In this article, we will look at Azure platform from Microsoft.


Microsoft’s New President And Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith: On The Issues, In His Own Words

Brad Smith, promoted yesterday to Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, is noted for handling with diplomacy and pragmatism contentious international legal and policy issues impacting users and the IT industry as a whole. His public statements about these issues, highlighted here, are illustrative. The tech community, and investors, should be supportive of the company’s appointment.

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