One of the major concerns customers have when it comes down to transitioning from on-premise solution to hosted services is availability. Lets be clear on this, not even on-premise solutions have 100% uptime. But running all solutions on local servers or in their own database gives customers a stronger feeling of control compared to trusting availability to a third-party and its Cloud. Companies that will embrace Windows Azure, Microsofts Cloud platform, will be able to take advantage of permanent status updates related to the availability of the operating systems components.
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