Microsoft is thrilled to announce that an independent report published today named Windows Azure the leading Cloud Storage Provider (CSP). The report showed Windows Azure took a significant leap ahead of last year’s leader, Amazon S3, to secure the top spot this year.

In the annual State of the Cloud Storage Industry Report, Nasuni compared leading CSPs and evaluated them based on performance, scalability and stability. According to the report, “…it is clear that Microsoft’s investments in Azure are starting to pay dividends and that the technology they are providing to the market is second to none.”

See the full blog post with links to the report at http://blogs.technet.com/b/stbnewsbytes/archive/2013/02/19/windows-azure-named-cloud-storage-leader.aspx.