Gartner on Windows Azure AppFabric: A Strategic Core of Microsoft's Cloud Platform

Yesterday, I talked about Forrester report around SQL Azure.  Today, I’m gona talk about a Gartner Report on Windows Azure AppFabric.  The report can be read on:

http://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/reprints/microsoft_mapp/vol2/article14/article14.html

Basically, the key elements:

As for their recommendations:

The paper gives a good overview of the platform as it is today.  That alone gives this paper a lot of value, since this information is otherwise quite widespread on Microsoft sites.

I found their recommendation a bit harsh though.  Calling Windows Azure unproven is bit extreme given the amount of sites running it today and the fact that Microsoft is slowly moving their assets into it as well.

There is no Gartner curve or quadrant, so I’ll have to rely on my natural verbosity at the next cocktail party!


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