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NOT ON THE CURRENT EDITION
This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radarUnderstand more
Nov 2018
trial?

Microsoft has steadily improved Azure and today not much separates the core cloud experience provided by the major cloud providers—Amazon, Google and Microsoft. The cloud providers seem to agree and seek to differentiate themselves in other areas such as features, services and cost structure. Microsoft is the provider who shows real interest in the legal requirements of European companies. They’ve a nuanced and plausible strategy, including unique offerings such as Azure Germany and Azure Stack, which gives some certainty to European companies in anticipation of the GDPR and possible legislative changes in the United States.

May 2018
trial?

Microsoft has steadily improved Azure and today not much separates the core cloud experience provided by the major cloud providers – Amazon, Google and Microsoft. The cloud providers seem to agree and seek to differentiate themselves in other areas such as features, services and cost structure. Microsoft is the provider who shows real interest in the legal requirements of European companies. They’ve a nuanced and plausible strategy, including unique offerings such as Azure Germany and Azure Stack, which gives some certainty to European companies in anticipation of the GDPR and possible legislative changes in the United States.

May 2013
assess?
Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform continues to play catchup with more mature clouds such as AWS, but we’ve been impressed with how Microsoft has responded to market demands. As with most Microsoft solutions it continues to be a contender and worth evaluating.
Oct 2012
assess?
Jan 2011
assess?
The Cloud continues to be of interest to us, with Software as a Service the most mature cloud component. Platform and Infrastructure as service offerings have reached different levels of maturity, and we reflect that in our placement of EC2, Google App Engine and Azure.
Aug 2010
assess?
Apr 2010
hold?