Microsoft Azure revenue growth was up 50% in the second quarter. The forecast for this quarter is as much as $2.5 billion higher than Wall Street’s expectations. Cloud computing in 2021 has become the top choice for IT departments due to digital transformation shifts accelerated by remote work caused by the pandemic.  2020 saw huge gains for Microsoft Azure and its software-as-service offerings, as well as Amazon Web Services and the Google Cloud Platform.

While Industry experts still claim AWS as the leader in IaaS, Microsoft Azure is known as the enterprise favorite with more of a hybrid approach. But when it really comes down to it, Amazon can’t even touch Azure and is going to have a hard time competing long term. Why you ask? Microsoft Azure benefits from its software-as-a-service footprint and has the support of many Microsoft products to help build its usage. Microsoft has a huge competitive advantage in the fact they can pair their cloud offerings with their Microsoft 365 efforts, creating the perfect match for businesses.

Microsoft Azure leads the market in hybrid deployments, it has formed many partnerships with server vendors to create integrated stacks to target hybrid cloud and private cloud.

The reality is the Microsoft Azure is going to dominate the cloud market. Microsoft is a software giant for a reason. They have the experience and knowledge needed to beat the competition and to continue to take their products to the next level. 2W Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner and have IT Consultants on staff that are experienced with the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Give us a call today to learn more about cloud computing and what deployment options might best suite your business.

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