At Build 2017, Microsoft has outlined its plan to take Azure beyond the public cloud towards the edge. Branded as Azure IoT Edge, this offering exploits the growth in enterprise IoT and industrial automation.
During the early days of Cloud Computing, the key differentiating factor of the providers was the number of regions followed by the breadth of services. With the global presence and a comprehensive set of services, Amazon has been enjoying the attention and the leadership position in the industry. But the market dynamics are changing rapidly, and the key competitors of AWS are moving fast. Global footprint, broad service portfolio, rapid shipping cycles are the new norm in the industry. Both Microsoft and Google are turning out to be serious contenders giving stiff competition to Amazon. Microsoft’s recent updates to Azure indicate its aggressive strategy to outsmart the competition.
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