The Structure 50: The Top 50 Cloud Innovators


Founded 1975
Investors Public Company
Structure50 Topic Cloud Provider
Description Microsoft has reportedly said it plans to spend 90 percent — or $8.64 billion — of its $9.6 billion annual R&D budget on cloud computing.
GigaOM’s Take Microsoft’s Windows Azure is unique among large public clouds because of how it skirts the line between IaaS and PaaS. Microsoft is old, but it’s heavily invested in the cloud and has won some big customers around use cases that posit Azure as the cloud version of the Windows desktop OS.