Cross-Post: “Welcome to the Era of the Cloud OS and Infrastructure” by Satya Nadella

During his keynote at TechEd North America this morning Satya Nadella, president of the Server & Tools Business at Microsoft talked about how Microsoft is driving an industry transformation to the cloud with Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012.  As part of his talk, he described how the shift towards the OS as the driver of the datacenter has driven a need for a cloud OS and how, with Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012, the company has taken everything it has learned from running datacenters at global scale to deliver the next generation of operating systems – the cloud OS – to help customers seize opportunities with the cloud.  Read the full post and watch a replay of his keynote to learn more.

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