As Microsoft’s celebrated cloud platform, Microsoft Azure is one of the most prestigious data solutions currently in use today. It seems clear that Micosoft Azure will continue to receive strong reviews and professional accolades in the coming years. After disappointing some commentators with its controversial late 90s operating systems, Microsoft has rebuilt its reputation to a large degree. Since the launch of Azure in 2010, this software has driven a large proportion of Microsoft’s revenue growth. According to industry commentators, Azure management is currently one of the most marketable skills in the Canadian IT sector. Arguably, the impressive growth of Microsoft Azure shows that Microsoft’s management still demonstrates a fair amount of vision and integrity. One of the reasons Azure is so important is because this product exemplifies deep understanding and appreciation for infrastructure as a service (IAAS). By adopting this model for IT early on, Microsoft showed the kind of open-minded thinking they used to achieve massive success in the 80s.