It was suppose to be Windows Strata and finally (& officially) it has been unveiled as Windows Azure – the cloud operating system from Microsoft.
With Azure, Microsoft gets all ready to show its claws and hurt leading cloud computing players like Amazon and Google. Will it really hurt? Well, need to wait for that – here is more about Windows Azure.
The Azure Services Platform (Azure) is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers. It is a flexible and interoperable platform that can be used to build new applications to run from the cloud or enhance existing applications with cloud-based capabilities.
Like other cloud computing servies, it is based on pay as you go business model. It allows you to host your applications and web products on Microsoft data centers with flexibility to add resources as per current demand. More at Office Azure website – new Microsoft baby is outÂ and looking impressive!