"Microsoft is steadily delivering on its promise to make the extended, hybrid cloud the way forward for enterprise customers."
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Best hybrid solution
Only Microsoft provides a consistent platform approach that lets you easily move between on-premises and the cloud. While Amazon Web Services locks customers into a proprietary AMI format, Azure uses the open VHD standard that allows you to easily move your workloads from your datacenter to Azure or a hosting service provider, then back to on-premises. Microsoft Migration Accelerator
can even seamlessly convert and migrate active workloads from physical, VMware, Hyper-V and Amazon Web Services infrastructure, directly into Azure with nearly zero downtime. This provides you with great choice and flexibility in creating your own roadmap to the cloud, based on your unique business needs and existing technology investments.