Is Microsoft taking on Amazon EC2?

Virtualization.info is reporting that Microsoft may starting hosting virtual machines in it’s Windows Azure platform as early as March 2010. Azure started out as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution encompassing things like SQL Server Data Service (SSDS) – now SQL Azure. Azure is growing beyond these initials offerings and is quickly becoming more of a full service cloud computing environment. A quick look at the Microsoft Azure website does, in fact, list “Windows Azure” as an option, but not a lot of details.

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