TechNet Radio: (Part 4) Infrastructure as a Service: Windows Azure vs. Amazon & Rackspace

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In Part 4 of our Windows Azure IaaS series Matt Hester welcomes Microsoft MVP Jeffrey Palermo to the show as they compare the features and benefits of Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. Tune in as they chat candidly about  user experiences between the three as well as which capabilities stand out in Azure vs. its competitors.

  • [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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