Microsoft’s Azure Response to Amazon Gov Cloud

Microsoft recently responded to Amazon which has made in-roads into the federal cloud market for the last several years. Microsoft has announced the U.S. general availability of Microsoft Azure Government and upcoming availability of Dynamics CRM Online for Government. With these offerings together with Office 365 Government, Microsoft hopes to provide a complete cloud US government customers.

“The Microsoft Cloud for Government is the most complete cloud for any government organization aiming to be more productive, agile and efficient in today’s mobile-first and cloud-first world,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “We are proud to offer Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online to the growing number of government agencies that are ready to deploy leading-edge cloud computing solutions.”

US Federal government started focusing on cloud since the first Federal CIO Vivek Kundra announced the ‘Cloud First’ mandate. It will be interesting to see how the top cloud providers enable government agencies to move to the cloud over the coming years.

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