Gartner Research

Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services: In-Depth Assessment

Published: 06 September 2013

ID: G00255027

Analyst(s): Chris Gaun

Summary

In April 2013, Microsoft entered the public cloud IaaS market by unveiling Azure Infrastructure Services. Azure Infrastructure Services is positioned as an enterprise public cloud IaaS offering. This assessment evaluates Azure IaaS against Gartner's enterprise criteria for public cloud IaaS.

Table Of Contents

Bottom-Line Assessment

  • Product Scorecard and Feature Snapshot
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Reasons to Deploy
  • Reasons to Not Deploy

Analysis

  • Required Features for Production
  • Preferred Features for Production
  • Optional Features for Production

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