Overall Satisfaction with Windows Azure
We use Windows Azure for several customer facing websites, as well as our internal users.
- Reduces the need to manage hardware
- Less frequent backups needed
Amazon Elastic Cloud
The main question to ask yourself is can you live with down time or not.
Using Windows Azure
3 - We maintain our windows azure servers by utilizing a network administrator, a database administrator and a custom application developer or deployment specialist.You could however potentially only have a single person be in charge of Windows Azure as the administrative dashboard is quite intuitive and makes most deployment and maintenance tasks as easy as 1,2,3!
The benefits of using Windows and SQL Azure far outweigh the disadvantages.