Azure was named as a Leader by Gartner
Even though Microsoft started little bit late in Cloud computing with Azure, it has been doing extremely well lately. Gartner has named Microsoft as a Leader in its 2014 Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant report. This comes on the heels of Gartner recognizing Microsoft as a Leader in the Enterprise Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) market in its 2014 Enterprise aPaaS Magic Quadrant – making Microsoft the only public cloud vendor to be named a Leader for both PaaS and IaaS.
Full details can be found at http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2014/05/30/the-power-of-and.aspx