Parting is always such sweet sorrow, or so the saying goes. I suppose it is time to bid goodbye to Windows Azure and give Microsoft Azure a nice, big welcome hug. Why so? Apparently, Microsoft intends to rebrand its cloud platform so that it will no longer be called ‘Windows Azure’, but rather, one would have to refer to it as ‘Microsoft Azure’ from now on as part of the software giant’s push to emphasize its cross-platform services prowess, if the anonymous tips shared online prove to have credibility.
It is said that an announcement on this matter is expected to happen tomorrow, and if all goes well, it ought to take effect on April 3rd, which so happens to be the second day of Microsoft’s Build conference that is happening in San Francisco. So far, what we have heard hail from two individuals who prefer to remain anonymous, and yet claim that they happen to be familiar with Microsoft’s plans.
Do you think that this particular alleged rebranding exercise makes sense? I suppose it does to a certain extent, since Windows Azure is not 100% about Windows, as Azure customers are able to run Linux on virtual machines on the operating system.