Microsoft Azure Blog by Mike Schutz
Mike Schutz, General Manager of Microsoft’s Cloud Platform Marketing operation, offers insights based on Microsoft Azure’s involvement as a collaborator in the Future of Cloud Computing Survey conducted by North Bridge Venture Partners. Schutz concludes that businesses are no longer thinking “why cloud?” but are turning their attention to how they can execute a long-term cloud strategy. Offering highlights from the survey, Schultz underscores the finding that hybrid is the future, with 42% of survey respondents emphasizing hybrid clouds in their cloud computing strategies. Schutz notes that many of the survey’s key findings reflect his conversations with Microsoft’s business customers, who want to move to the cloud but want to do so on their terms – and they want to be able to benefit from cloud everywhere.