Microsoft now has more than 10,000 customers (each with an unspecified number
of users) using its Windows Azure cloud environment.

That new milestone was mentioned by Doug Hauger, General Manager of Windows
Azure, during his appearance on June 3 at the Cowen & Co. Tech Conference.
(I listened to him via the
Webcast
.)

Hauger shared some other new data and statistics. There are four main
workloads customers are running on Windows Azure — Microsoft’s cloud operating
environment which
became commercially available in February
this year. The four: On/off batch
job computing; quick start-up (with no need or money to build out a private data
center; unpredictable bursting; and predictable bursting.

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