Who's Steering The Cloud Strategies At Amazon, Google And Microsoft?

Steven Martin, GM, Windows Azure Business Planning and Strategy

Martin, a 12-year Microsoft veteran, is in charge of Windows Azure "pricing, licensing, strategy and long-range planning for Azure, according to his LinkedIn profile.

In an interview with Business Cloud News in February, Martin said Microsoft has found that developers are "not particularly great at building back-end applications," which is why Azure plays such a key role in Microsoft's cloud developer strategy.

"We see a lot of focus on UI and experience but the back-end piece is a bit of an enigma to most, which is where the Azure back-end piece comes in," Martin told Business Cloud News.

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