In Part 4 of our Windows Azure IaaS series I have a great conversation with Microsoft MVP Jeffrey Palermo We compare the features and benefits of Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. We chat candidly about  user experiences between the three as well as which capabilities stand out in Azure vs. its competitors.  Enjoy the episode!

  • [2:35] What is your experience with AWS and Rackspace?
  • [5:12] Looking at Amazon vs. Rackspace vs. Azure, what features changed your opinion on why you should use Azure?
  • [9:10] How does Azure help expedite the deployment of infrastructure and applications?
  • [13:30] What innovations are you seeing in disaster recovery?
  • [15:30] Do you see customers wanting hybrid deployment where the data is sometimes in the cloud and sometimes on their physical servers?
  • [17:50] What are some of the new features in Azure that you are excited about?
  • [26:02] What else about the cloud are you excited about?

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