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Amazon Web Services' has added yet another feature, this time unveiling the ability to import and export Windows Server 2012 images to EC2. AWS says it “will provide the appropriate Microsoft Windows Server license key for the imported image” and that “Your on-premises key will not be used in the cloud and you are free to use it …

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Anonymous Coward

Azure recently overtook AWS to become the largest cloud Windows Server hoster...

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Azure recently overtook AWS to become the largest cloud Windows Server hoster...

Really? Sources please.

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Anonymous Coward

http://www.onwindows.com/Articles/Microsoft-overtakes-Amazon-in-hosting/8570/Default.aspx

Faster too:

http://www.cio.co.uk/news/supplier-management/microsoft-azure-overtakes-amazon-cloud-in-performance-tests/

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Anonymous Coward

"http://www.onwindows.com/Articles/Microsoft-overtakes-Amazon-in-hosting/8570/Default.aspx"

if this 'true' then it merely demonstrates how successful Linux is on AWS

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"Azure recently overtook AWS to become the largest cloud Windows Server hoster..."

Amazing. I didn't even know you could use Windows OSes on AWS. When did they do that?

And since Amazon never even includes revenue numbers for AWS (revenue is categorized as "Other"), and certainly doesn't provide any services breakdown, how exactly did someone find this out?

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Apparently Azure has 23,400 cloud hosting servers as opposed to 22,600.

Azure has a lead of 1,000 servers. But most shocking is how small the numbers are. Most Fortune 500s have more servers than Azure are claiming to be used for hosting web sites across ALL OF THEIR CUSTOMERS.

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Holmes

Anything to do with the 300,000 servers implemented to support XBOX Live??

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