While Amazon Web Services remains the undisputed public cloud king, Microsoft Azure is nipping at it heels. In 2015, Microsoft made a number of updates to its Azure public cloud offering -- including the addition of Azure Data Lake, the Internet of Things Suite and the Azure Container Service -- in hopes of luring more enterprise users on board. And it seems Azure is generating a lot of chatter in the IT market.
Ranging from Azure cloud management challenges to questions surrounding Microsoft's Enterprise Agreements, it seemed everyone had an opinion on Microsoft Azure this month.
Whether it's frustration over Azure's interface, or transient errors in Azure SQL, the people have spoken. So here's a round-up of recent Azure chatter from the Twittersphere.
Was having a talk with someone about #Azure services where he pronounced it as A-zu-ray. 😁— Kacey Ezerioha (@KaceyEzerioha) January 20, 2016
once i have an #azure resource group setup, with automation, and VMs, etc, is it possible to duplicate that into another RG? for testing?— Jason Harper (@jasonharper) January 20, 2016
I need to load balance internal traffic via express route across 2 azure datacenters, how can I do this? traffic manager won't work #Azure— Bill Chesnut (@BizTalkBill) January 19, 2016
The new #Azure interface is awful. Sliding sideways windows, tiny text fields, can't open multiple windows (easily).— Mike Ward (@mikeward_aa) January 19, 2016
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- Privileged Access Management of Cloud-Native Infrastructure –Gravitational
- Configuration Management for Virtual and Cloud Infrastructures –ComputerWeekly.com
- It's Time for a Shift to Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure –NetApp
- Delivering the Cloud Experience on Hyperconverged Infrastructure –Cisco