The 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure, IaaS Vendors Of The 2014 Cloud 100


Microsoft

CEO: Steve Ballmer

Already a player in the platform- and software-as-a-service arenas, Microsoft moved aggressively in the IaaS market in 2013 with the launch of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. Since then, the software giant has been throwing down the gauntlet against rival AWS, offering a series of aggressive price cuts for its cloud compute and storage offerings.