ZDNet | July 10, 2012

Microsoft to bring new Azure cloud services to Windows Server

The service management portal and interface offer hosters a way to differentiate, noted officials with Apprenda, one Microsoft partner that offers “private PaaS” through its recently announced Apprenda Azure product.

“Azure is moving from a product, to an effort,” said Rakesh Malhotra, Vice President of Product with Clifton Park, NY-based Apprenda. “You can consume and acquire services through the portal.”