Microsoft Shows Strong Gains in Cloud Computing

Microsoft Shows Strong Gains in Cloud Computing

Microsoft’s cloud computing efforts are beginning to bear fruit. Last week, the company announced that the business unit that includes both its Windows Azure cloud platform and the Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite experienced 103 percent quarterly increases in revenue.

There are two reasons for the company’s growth, writes eWeek‘s Eric Lundquist. “One: Microsoft has shown a willingness to allow non-Microsoft products to be part of the cloud structure. And two, and more importantly: the Azure offerings are designed to provide an easy on-ramp from on-premise applications to hybrid cloud computing.”

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