Microsoft’s Server OS Strategy Pushes Customers to Azure

  • Changes in Microsoft’s server OS offerings are pushing customers to adopt Azure services and subscription-based software.
  • Most new and enhanced capabilities are delivered on Azure Stack HCI or Windows Server Azure edition rather than on-premises Windows Server.
  • Licensing benefits and availability of new services also favor hosting on Azure and on Azure Stack HCI.
  • Organizations will find it increasingly difficult to avoid adopting Azure services and subscriptions, even for on-premises deployments.

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