Although many tech enthusiasts may still be reeling from last week’s wave of Amazon-related cloud announcements, this week showed that Amazon isn’t the only company making big cloud news.
[company]Microsoft[/company] was busy this week trying to prove to enterprises that it can be a worthy challenger to Amazon, and fresh off opening up .NET, it said Tuesday that the ever-popular [company]Docker[/company] can now run inside Windows. Like last week’s .NET news showed, Microsoft is attempting to court developers.
However, Microsoft has a long way to go as far as proving to enterprises that its Azure cloud can play in the big leagues. On Tuesday, Azure storage services went down and caused customers in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia to suffer with it. As Gigaom’s Barb Darrow noted, several Azure users were peeved and found fault in Azure’s status page, which apparently didn’t notify customers that…
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