According to several studies including the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report, although Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the leading platform in the public IaaS/PaaS worldwide cloud market, the adoption of Microsoft Azure is growing faster than for AWS.

Thanks to the significant Microsoft footprint (e.g. Windows OS, Office tools, Active Directory, etc.) within most of organizations, Microsoft Azure is being selected as strategic platform for implementing the public and/or hybrid cloud solutions.

If this is the case for your organization and/or you want to understand the Microsoft Azure security capabilities, the series of posts I released on Peerlyst (web comunity of security professionals) might interest you.

These posts include: