Microsoft continues to migrate services to the Windows Azure platform. Next to "migrants" in queue, a VoIP-service Skype and SkyDrive file hosting. And, if to believe the corporate vice president Scott Guthrie , the movement of Skype is already a fait accomplish.
Scott Guthrie said that Microsoft is trying hard to make Amazon competition. To this end, the construction of new data centers, the number of servers in which more than one million pieces. Enhanced capacity and add functionality occurs every month. For example, only a few days ago announced the opening of a new Azure data center in São Paulo (Brazil). Ballmer said in the summer that they were able to beat Amazon in the number of servers, but in the cloud computing market is still no equal Amazon Web Services. However, the Redmond company does not give up.
So far, the main problem is the Azure cloud stability. Throughout 2013, there were two major shutdown cloud service, including one during the launch Xbox One. Skydrive hosting and mail services Outlook.com also went offline during this year.